Rs.3,500 crore assistance for sugarcane farmers

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Rs.3,500 crore assistance for sugarcane farmers. This is to help over 5 crore sugarcane farmers and their dependents along with workers employed in the sugar mills and related activities. The assistance is in the form of direct benefit transfer. Money will be transferred to the farmers’ bank accounts on behalf of sugar mills against cane price dues. The government will transfer the balance amount to the mills’ accounts under this initiative.