Tamil Nadu farmers cut off sugarcane supply to Thanjavur mill over Rs 32 crore arrears

Thanjavur: Two days after state-owned Arignar Anna Sugar Mill warned farmers of legal action if they did not register their crop for the crushing season, farmers said they would not give supplies to the mill until arrears are settled.

P Ramasamy, president, AASM sugarcane producers association, who participated in the talks farmers had on Friday with T Mohanraj, CEO of the mill, said AASM owed them around Rs 32 crore as arrears of Rs 450 per tonne of sugarcane, supplied based on the State Advisory Price for 2015-16 and 2016-17.

The farmers said they would not supply sugarcane if the mill did not clear dues before commencement of the crushing season.

They also threatened not to grow sugarcane for the next season if the mill failed to pay the arrears and asked AASM why it could not follow the example of another mill in Sethiathoppu, which had paid arrears by availing a loan. Later they walked out the meeting and staged a protest.

Updated Date: Nov 04, 2017 15:00 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See