Dehradun (DIPR)-Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that the pending payments of sugarcane farmers will be made soon. He further said that the state government giving top priority to the interests of the farmers will work to give sugar mills on PPP mode for better management and also to fully safeguard the interest of its’ employees. The process to install Ethanol plants in Kiccha, Doiwala, Bazpur and Nadehi sugar mills are underway. Chief Minister Mr. Trivendra Singh Rawat formally inaugurated the sugarcane crushing season at Doiwala sugar mills on Thursday.
It is to be mentioned that several programmes are being undertaken as per Sugarcane Development Project to increase the sugarcane farming areas under Doiwala sugar mill. As part of it, in the secured sugarcane area of the mill in the past three to four years, better quality of sugarcane having highest sugar contents are being sown. As a result there has been an increase of 57 per cent in the sowing of high yielding varieties of sugarcane in the area. These higher yielding varieties are COS&88230] CO&0238] CO&0239 and COH-1650. There is a target to increase the sugarcane area of early varieties by 70 per cent.
In the past crushing season, from the secured catchment area of Doiwala sugar mill of Doiwala, Dehradun , Haridwar, Roorkee and Poanta Sahib, a total of 29.56 lakh quintal of sugarcane was procured. From the crushing, the mill getting 9.40 per cent high pitch sugar, produced 2,78,405 quintal sugar. In the past crushing season, the farmers were to be paid a total of Rs 92.92 crore for their sugarcane, out of which, the mill out of its own sources had paid Rs 46.86 crore while a sum of Rs.27.28 crore received from state government as financial help was also paid to the farmers. The mill has already paid Rs 74.14 crore to the farmers which is 80 per cent of the total due to the farmers.
The Cane Commissioner taking into consideration the requirement and availability of the crushing season 2018-19, working out the total secured sugarcane area of the mill has allotted 51 external procurement centres. Apart from these three procurement centres will oversee procurement from Poanta Sahib area.
The company has set a target of 32 lakh quintal of sugarcane for crushing with 9.50 per cent sugar pitch for the crushing season 2018-19. To improve the economic condition of the mill, the process to install an Ethanol plant is underway for which a Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be given by the National Federation of Co-operative Sugar Factories Limited within a week. Senior officers of the Sugarcane Development and Sugar industry, Officer and employees of Doiwala sugar mill were present on the occasion .
देहरादून (सू.ब्यूरो)-मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत ने कहा कि गन्ना किसानों का बकाया भुगतान जल्द से जल्द पूरा किया जाएगा। राज्य सरकार किसानों के हित को सर्वोच्च प्राथमिकता देते हुए कुशल प्रबन्धन हेतु चीनी मिलों को पीपीपी मोड पर संचालित करने की दिशा में कार्य किया जाएगा तथा कार्मिकों के हितो को पूर्णतः सुरक्षित रखा जाएगा। राज्य की किच्छा, डोईवाला, बाजपुर व नादेही चीनी मिलों में एथाॅनोल प्लान्ट लगाए जाने की कार्यवाही गतिमान है। मुख्यमंत्री त्रिवेन्द्र सिंह रावत ने गुरूवार को शुगर मिल डोईवाला के पेराई सत्र का विधिवत शुभारम्भ किया।