Lahore: The Punjab Government has issued the Sugar Factories (Control) Amendment Ordinance 2020.
The Punjab authorities has taken a historic step to regulate the sugar mafia. The provincial authorities has issued the Sugar Factories (Control) Amendment Ordinance 2020, which has undergone main adjustments within the Punjab Sugar Factories (Control) Act, 1950.
Under the Amendment Ordinance, delay in fee of dues of sugarcane growers, weight and unlawful deduction in fee shall be punishable by three years imprisonment and a high quality of Rs. 5 million. The sugarcane dues shall be despatched to the farmer's account, the brokers of the sugar mill shall be obliged to difficulty a proper receipt of the mill on the sugarcane and it will likely be a criminal offense for the mills to difficulty a uncooked receipt to the farmers.
The ordinance states that the Cane Commissioner has been given the facility to find out and gather the dues of the farmers. The assortment of dues could be completed by means of the Land Revenue Act. The Deputy Commissioners, as Additional Cane Commissioner, shall be sure to arrest and execute Qarqi's orders.
Delayed begin of sugarcane crushing below the Amendment Ordinance carries a penalty of three years imprisonment and a high quality of Rs 50 lakh per day. From the primary to the Magistrate of Section 30, amendments to the Sugar Factories Act will defend the rights of sugarcane growers.
Sugar mill house owners, then again, have expressed concern over the Sugar Factories Amendment Ordinance, saying that it might be not possible to do enterprise within the presence of the brand new regulation, which is an try to shut down the sugar mill business. The Sugar Mill Association has referred to as an emergency assembly of mill house owners to announce its response and technique to the brand new regulation.