Subhash Chauhan / Nis
Ambala, 23 September
There is a big news for about seven thousand sugarcane producing farmer families of Ambala, Panchkula and Yamunanagar districts. The orders issued by the government on September 13 to close down the Narayangarh sugar mill in the area have been withdrawn.
A fresh letter has been issued from the sugarcane department of the state government, in which the letter dated September 13 has been withdrawn. The department said in a new letter that Narayangarh Sugar Mill wants to start its crushing season, hence there is no intention to close this mill now. Along with this, the department has also withdrawn the order in which the government had distributed sugarcane of farmers of Ambala, Panchkula and Yamunanagar districts to Saraswati Mill in Yamunanagar, Cooperative Mill in Shahbad and Piccadli Sugar Mill in Bhadson.
Thus the government came on the backfoot
In fact, the farmers had started protesting against the closure of Narayangarh sugar mill and putting sugarcane here in other mills. According to the information, the farmers of Bhadson, Yamunanagar and Shahbad sugar mills had given a letter to the CM saying that they will not allow sugarcane of Narayangarh sugar mill area to come to their mills, as farmers are already upset with the mills. The crushing is not done on time and there is also problem in payment. In such a situation, sugarcane of other region will increase their problems further.
Now a new crisis in the mill
Meanwhile, a new crisis has arisen in Narayangarh Sugar Mill. The employees here have opened a front against the mill management. Their demand is for a fair salary. Due to the strike by the workers, the management is facing problems regarding the repair process of the mill. Because sugar mill undergoes major repairs before every crushing season. Due to the displeasure of the workers, the mill is not working.
On the other hand, Parminder Rathi, General Manager, Narayangarh Sugar Mill, Cane, said – we are busy in preparing the mill. All problems will be removed. The work in the mill will start soon.