India: 371.67 lakh quintals of sugarcane procured in Haryana

Haryana Cooperation Minister Banwari Lal on Sunday said that in the current crushing season 2019-20, all ten cooperative sugar mills of the state have procured 371.67 lakh quintals of sugarcane by May 21.

The procurement is made after spending an amount of Rs 1262.54 crore, for which the payment of about Rs 897.12 crore of sugarcane farmers has been made. Out of this the financial assistance of Rs 290 crore provided by the State Government in the form of unsecured loan and Rs 607.12 crore has been given to the farmers by the mills, the Cooperation Minister said.