Nagpur: State opposition leader Ajit Pawar on Wednesday in the Legislative Assembly, demanded that an immediate meeting should be held to take decision for the contractors who supply sugarcane labor to sugar mills in the state do not complete the work even after receiving advance payment from the sugar mills.
Raising the issue in house through Laksha Vedi (attention) Mr Pawar said that they leave the work of clearing halfway and run away. They embezzle the money of sugarcane Laboure’s, the educated unemployed who buy tractors and carry out sugarcane transport business, the children of farmers.
Due to this, the time has come for the agricultural laborers to starve and the farmers’ children to become indebted. On the other hand, it is the contractor-lawsuits who file cases against sugar mills, farmers’ children.
A system should be created through Gopinath Munde Sugarcane Cutting Workers Welfare Corporation to prevent malpractices, said Mr Pawar.
Meanwhile, Cooperation Minister Atul Save said that the demand of the opposition party leaders is right and promised to hold an immediate meeting and take a decision on the issue.
In the past few years, the crimes of financial fraud by the Mukadam-contractors who supply sugarcane labor to sugar mills and transport sugarcane have increased.
These litigant-contractors run away without work by picking up from many factories at once. It leads to financial fraud of sugar mills. Farmers suffer losses. Sugarcane workers are also defrauded, he added