Mr Roghani urged the relevant authorities to give concession to the sugar mills' owners in taxes so that they would be able to offer good price to the farmers for buying their sugar cane
The sugar mills have neither made payment of Rs 1.5 billion to sugar cane
growers nor have they attached any importance to court's orders.
A 3-member bench of SC had ordered Punjab government that payments to all sugar cane
growers be made till July 30, 2019 and those who fail to make payments within stipulated period should be proceeded against under Land Revenue Act by Punjab government.
If farmers do not get a good price for sugar cane
, they will either give up cultivating sugar cane
or they will go on suffering losses.
Following the survey, officials declared sugar cane
juice as the national drink of Pakistan.
The original template which guided the land distribution in the settlement schemes, where one would be allocated some six acres of land for just sugar cane
farming (sugar plots) and another 4-5 acres for residence, no longer holds.In essence, the sugar settlement project, as mooted in the 60s, is dead.
They expressed that sugar cane
crop had already been severally affected with ongoing acute shortage of water in this region.
He said both public and private companies poach sugar cane
URC is operating six sugar cane
mills located in Iloilo, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Cagayan and Batangas.
He pointed out that tens of thousands of feddans of sugar cane
plantations rely on diesel machines to irrigate these crops.
The representatives of the mills assured to act upon the directions of district administration to solve the problems of sugar cane