'UP govt reels under hurdles left behind by Mulayam regime'

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Basti, Feb 23 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Irrigation and Sugarcane Development Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui today said the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) regime in the state was presently reeling under the hurdles left behind by the erstwhile Mulayam Singh Yadav government.

''The UP government is leaving no stone unturned to overcome the hurdles created due to the lackadaisical attitude of the previous Samajwadi Party (SP) government,'' Mr Siddiqui, also the state PWD Minister told reporters after reviewing development works here.

The state government was making all efforts to pay sugarcane dues to farmers on the nail. In the last crushing session, over Rs 3,500 crore dues were pending, of which the govenment had paid Rs 3,000 crore, he informed.

Due to fall in sugar price in the market, difficulties were being faced in paying the dues, Mr Siddiqui added.

He said the government had issued Recovery Certificate (RC) against 70 defaulting sugarmills, which initiated action against five mills.

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