PAHO wants Tamil Nadu government to intervene in sweets for sugarcane producers


Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK Opposition Chief Coordinator O. Paneerselvam (OPS) called on the DMK government to immediately intervene in the resumption of work at the national cooperative sugar factories in Madurai district for the benefit of 10,000 cane producers and 500 workers.

In a letter to Chief Minister MK Stalin, the former Chief Minister said that the previous AIADMK government had provided aid of around Rs 39.32 crore to the mill over the previous two years, while there had less sugar cane and bad rainy seasons.

The AIADMK leader said there was a stockpile of 60,000 tonnes of registered sugar cane and 17,000 tonnes of unrecorded sugar cane due to the heavy rains the state has received during the current season. .

He said that the management of the factories had requested an amount of 22 crore rupees for the start of crushing operations and added that about 70% of the work before the start of the crushing season had been completed.

The former chief minister said government intervention in the mill’s affairs by injecting cash would directly benefit around 10,000 sugar cane farmers in the district as well as 500 sugar mill workers. He said that on top of that, the government largesse will help transporters and farm workers who would benefit indirectly.

Rachel J. Bradford