‘Dues of cane farmers will be paid soon’

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first_imgUttar Pradesh Cane Development Minister Suresh Rana said on Monday that the State will ensure the entire cane arrears of around ₹10,000 crore are paid to farmers before the start of the new season from October. A proposal to provide ₹5,535 crore for the purpose of clearing cane dues of both cooperative and private sector will be placed before the Cabinet in the coming week, he said. Sugarcane crushing season in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s leading sugar producing State, starts from October 20 and continues till November 5. “Cane arrears have come down to around ₹10,000 crore. We have kept a target to bring the dues to zero before the start of the new season from October 20,” Mr. Rana told reporters on the sidelines of 59th annual general meeting of the National Federation of Sugar Factories Ltd here. The State government will place a Cabinet proposal seeking approval of ₹5,535 crore funds, which was allocated in the State budget for sugar sector, he said. As per the proposal, Mr. Rana said the State government will provide ₹1,010 crore to cooperative mills, ₹25 crore to a state mill and ₹500 crore to private mills for direct payment of cane dues.Soft loan Another ₹4,000 crore will be made available through a soft loan to private mills for clearing cane payment. The modality of the soft loan is being worked out, he added. He did not elaborate further. Earlier speaking at the AGM, he said the State government is committed towards cane growers.last_img read more


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first_imgIf you choose to look at positives, the Indian men’s tennis team certainly needs to be lauded despite losing 1-2 to Chinese Taipei and settling for bronze on Monday. Minus the superstars, few had expected that the men’s team to win a medal.Somdev Devvarman was there, but for someone playing collegiate tennis in the US (Sanam Singh) to compete hard was least expected. In the last edition of the Asian Games at Doha, India had lost in the first round of the team event to the same opponents.But here, in the semi-final, some hard tennis was on display before Sanam went down in three sets to Tsung Hua Yang. Tsung was all fire, serving hard and fully motivated with loud cheering from the stands. With the match tied up at one set all, where Sanam lost his way was in the 11th game of the decider.He was up 30-0 when he was the victim of a wrong call while receiving serve. In no time, Sanam’s concentration had gone and he played a bad tie-break to lose the match 7-6(3), 2-6, 6-7(5).Somdev was his usual confident self as he rolled over Ti Chen 6-2, 7-6(4) in the second singles.However, the decision to pair Somdev with Sanam for the doubles seemed a dubious one from captain Nandan Bal as the latter was not fully fit. He had back trouble and had received treatment during his singles match.In hindsight, it could have been better had Vishnu Vardhan been put in for doubles because Somdev and Sanam lost 4-6, 6-7(1) to Tsung and Chu-Huan Yi.advertisementBut, looking at the way Indian tennis has struggled for new players, the arrival of Sanam and Vishnu needs to be welcomed. There are already suggestions that the management needs to look beyond Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi sooner than later.At the same time, one needs to ensure Yuki Bhambri is motivated to play for India. His absence here has been baffling, though he cited pneumonia as the reason. But then, how he played an ATP event in the US last week has not been answered.last_img read more