Crackdown against middlemen launched.

FAISALABAD -- The District Administration has launched crackdown against middlemen and arrested owners of three weighing bridges over purchasing sugarcane produce from the growers at less prices.

A spokesman told reporter here on Monday that the crushing season has started from December 15 and

all the sugar mills have been directed to purchase sugarcane from the growers at rate of Rs.180/- per 40 kilograms.The district administration has also devised a comprehensive strategy to monitor the process and protect the sugarcane growers from exploitation.

Banners have also been displayed at conspicuous places and requested the farmers to inform the local administration if anyone was purchasing the sugarcane produce at rates other than fixed by the government, he added.

He said that all the...

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