Chandigarh: Senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday promised to increase the sugarcane price to Rs 450 per quintal if the party is voted to power in Haryana in 2024, reported The Indian Express.
Addressing a rally in Yamunanagar, Hooda said that the current BJP-JJP government has failed to deliver on its promises to farmers, including the promise of increasing sugarcane price.
“The present government sometimes increases the price of sugarcane by Rs 5 and sometimes by Rs 10 per quintal. When sugar is so expensive in the market, why is the government not giving the price of sugarcane at least at Rs 450 per quintal?” he asked.
Hooda said that the Congress government when it was in power in Haryana, had increased sugarcane price from Rs 117 to Rs 310 per quintal.
“If the Congress comes to power in Haryana next year, we will increase the sugarcane price to a minimum of Rs 450 per quintal,” he promised.