Bharatiya Kisan Union to launch an agitation to increase sugarcane price

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Yamunanagar: The Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) will launch an agitation in the first week of January to demand an increase in sugarcane rate. BKU district head Subhash Gurjar stated that the dates of agitation will be announced soon.

Union’s State President Ratanaman said that an 11-member committee would meet the Chief Minister on the issue of sugarcane price. Recently, sugarcane farmers under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) have threatened to lock down all the sugar mills in the state if the government fails to increase cane purchase price. They have accused the government of being anti-farmer and said in the last five years sugarcane price was increased by only Rs 30 per quintal.

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