Uttar Pradesh issues notice to sugar mills for 2016-17 cane dues.

The Uttar Pradesh government has issued notice to sugar mills in the state for non-payment of cane dues to farmers for 2016-17 (Oct-Sep) season. Notices have been issued to mills owned by Modi Sugars, Bajaj Hindusthan Sugar, Simbhaoli Sugars, Mawana Sugars, Rana Sugars and others as their payment process is slow. Mills in the state owed 25.35 billion rupees as of Monday to sugarcane farmers for the 2016-17 season. If the mills are unable to clear the dues in 15 days, they have to explain the reason for the inability to pay.