Lahore: Despite receiving billions of rupees in subsidies, sugar mills that promote costly sugar to the general public owe multiple billion rupees to poor farmers and the quantity is but to be paid. Due to poor farmers are dealing with extra monetary difficulties.
Most of the large sugar mill house owners of Punjab didn’t pay Rs. 1.36 billion for sugarcane. Haroon Akhtar Khan's sugar mills, together with the Sharif household's two sugar mills, additionally suppressed crores of rupees of sugarcane bought this yr.
According to sources, Ramzan Sugar Mills and Al Arabiya Mills, owned by Sharif household and Salman Shahbaz, turned out to be the most important defaulters. Ramzan Sugar Mills owes Rs. 463.four million, whereas Haroon Akhtar Khan's two mills, Tandlianwala One and Two, have arrears of Rs. 26 crore.
Similarly, Al-Arabiya paid Rs 98.three million, Chinar Sugar Mills Rs 87.four million and Hussain Sugar Mills Rs 66 million. Haq Bahoo Sugar Mills owes Rs. 49 million, Shakar Ganj One and Two owes Rs. 19 crore. Shah Taj Sugar Mills owes Rs. 50 million and Abdullah One owes Rs. 88 million to farmers.
This yr, 41 sugar mills of Punjab purchased one trillion 75 billion 44 crore sugarcane. Sugar Mills have paid Rs. 1.74 trillion to the farmers.