Hi Abhidnya, thank you reading the article. We've written that farmers haven't received payments in full since 2020.
Timing of payments, in this case, is a product of supply. This is how it works:
Say on a Monday, 10 farmers in Bilai receive SMSes from the company that says they are supposed to supply their cane on Wednesday. On an average, farmers need 4-5 such dates to complete their supply cycle. Payments when released will begin with crediting the 10 farmers only for their supply for Wednesday.
In most cases farmers have received payments for a couple of dates but the larger portion remains pending.