Bihar: Farmers not happy with sugarcane price hike, urge to increase more

Begusarai, Bihar: Bihar farmers’ organizations have slammed the state government’s decision to increase sugarcane prices by just Rs 20 per quintal, calling it a “joke”, reported Dainik Bhaskar.

Ashok Prasad Singh, the state coordinator of the Bihar Rajya Eekh Kisan Morcha, said that the increase is “not even half of the cost of production”. He said that the price of sugarcane in Bihar is now lower than in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.

“The government has ignored the skyrocketing costs of farming inputs, such as diesel, fertilizers, pesticides, electricity, and agricultural machinery,” Singh said. “The cost of production has increased significantly due to these factors.”

Singh said that the farmers will continue to protest against the government’s decision. He urged the government to increase the sugarcane price higher.

The meeting was also attended by other farmer leaders, including Dinesh Singh, Dharmendra Prasad Singh, Ram Sakharay, former mukhiya Jay Prakash Yadav, Ram Balak Mahto, and Manoj Kumar. The meeting was chaired by Kailash Prasad Rai.


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