Kathmandu : Financial manager at Eastern Sugar Mills of Sunsari, Brij Mohan Gupta, was held by District Administration Office on Monday reasoning that the Mills did not pay the sugarcane farmers. The district office informed the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply about Gupta’s arrest.
Mill’s proprietor was however absconding after the Ministry decided to take stern against the Sugar Mills for not paying the sugarcane farmers.
Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Yadav, had written to the Home Minister to take action against the industrialists who have not paid the sugarcane farmers.
Minister Yadav had written to the Home Minister after many industrialists fail to comply with the Ministry directive to pay heed to the farmers.
The National Sugarcane Producers’ Association and the sugarcane farmers had been requesting Minister Yadav to press the mills which had not paid farmers for sugarcane for long. The industrialists owe around Rs. 450 million to the famers.