DC asks sugar factories to cough up Rs 500 crore dues

Farmers are in distress, so sugar factories should clear their dues within 15 days, he added.

Deputy Commissioner S Ziyaullah directed all the sugar factories in the district to clear the sugarcane dues of farmers for the year 2017-18 in the next eight to 15 days . The dues have accumulated to over Rs 500 crore.  

He spoke at a review meeting of sugar factory managing directors here on Wednesday and Ziyaullah observed that if the sugarcane bill dues are not cleared by the deadline, the factories will be prosecuted.

He said the Sugar Commissioner has issued notices to 17 sugar factories for not clearing dues of over Rs 500 crore owed to farmers for the year 2017-18. Farmers are in distress, so sugar factories should clear their dues within 15 days, he added.

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