Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Tuesday released a sum of Rs 95.60 crore for disbursement to cane growers.
As against the total due of Rs 369.07 crore, state cooperative sugar mills could pay Rs 273.47 crore from their own sources while the remaining Rs 95.60 crore have now been released to cooperative mills for disbursement to cane growers, an official spokesperson said.
State Cooperative Sugar Mills crushed 149.52 lakh quintals of cane and produced 12.93 lakh quintals of sugar during the year 2012-13, as against crushing of 141.43 lakh quintals of cane and production of 12.28 lakh quintals of sugar in the year 2011-12.


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