Complaints about selling ration sugar in the black market

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Mahfuz Rahman

Joypurhat Correspondent

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Eati Akter

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 23rd Allegations have been raised that sugar produced by Joypurhat Sugar Mill is sold in the market by manipulating the allocated sugar in the name of workers’ ration. Whispering is going on among the workers and employees about this. The workers are not getting the allotted sugar in the ration. It has been alleged that with the connivance of General Manager (Administration) Nasir Uddin and Ration Cornik Abdur Rahman, it is going to the black market. There is an unscrupulous cycle of sugar mills profiting by selling the fodder prices, thereby depriving the laborers. However, the two officials denied the matter. They said it was farmers’ sugar. It is known that workers and employees of Joypurhat Sugar Mill get the opportunity to buy sugar through ration every month. Due to various reasons including financial crisis, many people cannot take that opportunity, despite this, they get sugar from the ration account every month. As a result, 2 tons of sugar was extracted on April 4. However, the workers did not get anything. They complain that their ration sugar is being sold at exorbitant prices to local traders. Sugar mill worker Ajmal Hossain Tuku said that sugar is being sold in the name of regular and seasonal workers, but that sugar is going to the trader’s godown. When the price of sugar was low, sugar was forced to be taken in lieu of wages. And now with the sugar mills becoming wise, manipulation has started with the allotted sugar in the name of their ration. However, sugar is being given according to the sugar mill authority’s demand. Jayapurhat businessman Sitaram Saha said that he regularly buys sugar from the sugar mill people, but he does not know anything about whose name he is buying the allocated sugar. Ibrahim Hossain, a businessman of Rangpur Shyampur said, “We buy sugar coupons at the rate of five to seven taka per kg from the farmers of various chili mills, collect them and extract the sugar and sell it. When asked about the manipulation of the sale of sugar, Ration Department Coroner Abdur Rahman denied the irregularities and said that the sugar follows the rules. given There is no irregularity or manipulation of ration sugar. Managing Director of Joypurhat Sugar Mills Limited. Akhlachur Rahman said, there may be some small irregularities. However, no major manipulation happened. Ration sugar is being given according to rules.

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Mahfuz Rahman

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