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India: Sugar factory yet to disburse ?21.70 crore arrears to farmers

Irked by the inordinate delay in disbursing ?21.70 crore arrears to be paid to the farmers by a sugar factory in the district for the sugarcane procured from them, the district administration has sought clarification from the Tamil Nadu Government on the action to be taken against the erring company.

As the Vasudevanallur-based Dharani Sugars had to reportedly pay ? 21.70 crore towards the sugarcane the company had procured from the farmers during the year 2018 – 2019, the growers were raising this issue at several farmers’ grievance day meetings.