Government on 5.10.2018 has notified a scheme for extending assistance to sugar mills by defraying expenditure towards internal transport, freight, handling and other charges to facilitate export during the sugar season 2018-19 @ Rs. 1000/MT for the mills
located within 100 kms from the ports, @ Rs. 2500/MT for the mills located beyond 100 kms from the port in the coastal states and @ Rs. 3000/MT for mills located in other than coastal states or actual expenditure, whichever is lower. The total expenditure
on this account would be about Rs.1375 cr. which will be borne by Government. To ensure payment of sugarcane dues of farmers, the assistance would be credited directly into the accounts of farmers on behalf of sugar mills against cane price dues payable to
farmers against FRP including arrears relating to previous years and subsequent balance, if any, would be credited to mill’s account.
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