MEERUT: Overcultivation of sugarcane can indirectly lead to diabetes. This startling claim was made by UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
“Excess production of sugarcane leads to its more consumption, which, in turn causes sugar (diabetes)," said the Chief Minister during the inauguration of 154-km Delhi-Saharanpur Highway in Baghpat.
The way to tackle this is simple, says Adityanath.
#WATCH: "You must start growing other crops besides sugarcane. Excess production of sugarcane leads to its more consumption, which, in turn causes sugar (diabetes)," says CM Yogi Adityanath at a road inauguration programme in Baghpat.(11.9.18) pic.twitter.com/6dIVAiW9zj
Uttar Pradesh is the leading sugar producing state of the country. Sugarcane crushing season starts from October 20 and continues till November 5. In 2017-18 season, 38 per cent of the country's total sugar production of 32 million tonnes took place in the months of October to September.
Adityanath warned that stern action will be taken against sugar mills which will fail to clear pending sugarcane payments of farmers by October 15.
"Our aim is to bring the poor and farmers in the mainstream ... If sugar mills do not make payments by October 15, the mill owners will be taken to task," he said.
On Monday, UP Cane Development Minister Suresh Rana said the state will ensure the entire cane arrears of around Rs 10,000 crore are paid...