Sugar mills would face extinction like textile mills in Mumbai, warns Sharad Pawar

Elvera Bartels

As the refrain for a a person-time payment of Honest and Remunerative Cost (FRP) for sugarcane amplifies in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Get together (NCP) President Sharad Pawar now warned that exaggerated calls for would land sugar mills in problems and the market would confront the fate of textile mills in Mumbai.

Maharashtra sugar farmers have demanded that all mills must spend a person-time FRP and have warned of agitations if mills fall short to fulfil the need. Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, Pawar recalled the 1982 textile strike by workers in Mumbai immediately after which several mills were being shut and other people moved out of Mumbai.

“Once Mumbai was the centre of the textile market in the place. One particular of our colleagues insisted on impractical calls for and it led to the closure of mills. We had instructed these leaders in Condition legislature really don’t extend to the restrict. But the issue was stretched much too far. As a outcome, most of the textile mills in Mumbai and Maharashtra shut operations for good,” he explained.

“This yr (sugar season) about a hundred seventy five sugar mills will start crushing season which carries on for about a few and fifty percent months. All these mills will deliver sugar at the moment and if all mills convey the stock in the sector at the same time selling prices are likely to collapse. There will be no need in the sector. Finally this is likely to have an impact on farmers. I request concerned (farmer leaders) to have an understanding of the economics of mills,” explained Pawar.

“Mills really don’t have the capability to spend (a person-time FRP). But if they come to a decision to spend, they will take financial loans for it and spend desire. This is farmers’ revenue. One particular are unable to deny the probability of mills landing in problems. Leaders should really not do this,” explained Pawar.

He explained that sugar mills in Gujarat spend 50 for each cent payment to farmers immediately after the cane is brought for crushing. One more 30 for each cent amount is paid immediately after two months and the remaining amount is paid immediately after the stock is sold. Pawar explained that for several decades Maharashtra sugar mills followed the same course of action. But in latest periods calls for and agitations for a person time instalment have began.

Auction of mills was HC’s decision

Pawar refuted allegations that politicos which includes his nephew Ajit Pawar took defunct mills on lease at much less rate. The HC had purchased the Condition to ensure that shut mills start operations. The Condition Co-operative Lender and the govt acted as for each the HC ruling, Pawar explained. He extra that cash flow-tax section officers have ongoing to raid people of Pawar family users for the sixth consecutive working day . He alleged that the BJP has realised that it are unable to topple the Condition govt and for this reason is concentrating on people near to the ruling alliance leaders.

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