Uttar Pradesh mills 2016-17 cane arrears 18.3 billion rupees.

Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh owed around 18.34 billion rupees to cane farmers as of Tuesday for the season that started Oct 1. So far in 2016-17 (Oct-Sep), mills have paid cane farmers 235.53 billion rupees, out of the total amount of 253.87 billion rupees owed this year. Mills across Uttar Pradesh also owed 3.28 billion rupees as interest on arrears to be paid to sugarcane farmers as of Tuesday. Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh have collectively paid 99.9% of the total dues worth 206.46 billion rupees for 2014-15, while some private mills are yet to clear arrears of 270.30 million rupees for the year.