On Tuesday, after meeting sugar mill owners, state Sugarcane Development Minister Surendra Singh Negi said that all three mills in the state would be given financial package for timely payment to farmers, an official statement said.
    
Both parties, the government and sugar millers, agreed to fix the state advisory price (SAP) for sugarcane at Rs 285 per quintal, Rs 5 higher than that fixed by Uttar Pradesh, where sugar mill owners and state government were in a deadlock over the pricing of cane issue.
    
"In the meeting it has also been decided for providing relief to sugar mills owners, the government will wave of purchase tax and society commission on the sale of cane," the statement added.

(Agencies)

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