Courts Update Supreme Court issues notice on PIL seeking a stringent...

Supreme Court issues notice on PIL seeking a stringent mechanism for sugarcane farmers

-

New Delhi Aug 4(ILNS): The Supreme Court, today, issued notice on a PIL, which had sought a strict price mechanism for clearing pending dues of sugarcane farmers.

The bench comprised led by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Surya Kant, said that there is already a judgment of Allahabad High Court on this, however, taking into consideration that a strict price mechanism is needed for the whole country, the bench issued a notice in the matter.

The plea sought timely payment of sugarcane produce to cane farmers as per law, in order to avoid the accumulation of such dues and to prevent cane farmers from the vicious cycle, when a sugar mill is declared sick and their dues remain unpaid during the process of resolution or liquidation of sugar mills/factories, leading to deteriorating financial condition of cane farmers, violating their fundamental rights enshrined in Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution.

“In a country like India, where agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for 58 percent of the population, non-payment of dues to farmers causes grave prejudice to the fundamental right of livelihood under Article 21 of Constitution of India of the farmers and their families, who are completely dependent on the income generated through the agriculture process of cultivation of sugarcane,” the petition stated.

The plea also highlighted those pending dues of cane growers is running into thousands of crores of rupees due to unreasonable delay in payment by sugar mills/factories, which is causing grave financial hardships to sugar cane growers, leading to serious social problems and causing social unrest, as the farmers have no other source of income and are becoming the cause of their taking the extreme step.

The plea added that because of non-payment of dues, the farmers are unable to meet even the basic needs of their families, including the right to life, food, and education, and eke out an existence with dignity. ILNS/AV

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, Defence Ministry on plea challenging curbs on strike by defence personnel

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response from the Centre and...

Allahabad High Court directs shifting of monkeys to forest within three months for creating upheaval in Varanasi city

Allahabad Sept 16 (ILNS) The Allahabad High Court has directed to shift the monkeys who created upheaval in Varanasi city,...

Madhya Pradesh High Court disposes of PIL seeking legal action against illegal medical practitioners in Shahdol district

Bhopal Sept 16 (ILNS) The Madhya Pradesh High Court has disposed of a PIL seeking legal action...

CJI Ramana hauls up Centre over forced retirement of NCLAT chairperson

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana on Thursday came down heavily on...

Delhi High Court directs UIDAI, RBI, Google India Digital Services Private Ltd to respond to PIL alleging unauthorised storage of Aadhaar, banking information by...

New Delhi Sept 16 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court asked the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), RBI...

Supreme Court refuses PILs on Covid-19 measures due to delay in their listing

New Delhi Sept 16 The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain two PILs seeking directions to...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you