Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) alleged on Tuesday that not even 10 per cent sugar mills of Punjab and Sindh had started crushing creating hurdles in achieving the wheat sowing targets in these provinces.
KBP President Sardar Zafar Hussein Khan has termed the delay in crushing season start as anti-agriculture and anti-state attitude of the millers and urged the governments of Sindh and Punjab to issue strict orders to the mills for immediate start of crushing.
He claimed that not even 10 per cent of the mills from Punjab and Sindh had started crushing by November 25.
He also urged the rulers to rise above their political interests and take action under cane act against all those millers who were using delaying tactics in crushing season and resulted in delay in wheat sowing.
KBP President said that a few sugar mills had started crushing but they were also looting the growers by both hands and imposing unjustifiable deductions on growers. He also urged that the sugar mills should be asked to make immediate payments of cane to the growers and this payment should be made in cash or through cheque instead of Cane Procurement Receipt (CPR). Otherwise, he proposed, government should issue notification of giving CPR status of cheque.