BKU demands Rs 500 per quintal for sugarcane

Dhampur: Farmers claim the price what they get for sugarcane is not sufficient; therefore, they are demanding to increase it. Bhartiya Kisan Union said that millers should pay Rs 500 per quintal to cane producer in the new crushing season.

Hariraj Singh Jat, the leader of the BKU, said, “The millers are yet to pay pending arrears of farmers from last season. Considering the inflation and increase in the input cost of agriculture, we demand that cane farmers should get Rs 500 per quintal for their crop.”

“Along with this we demand that the government should provide free power to farmers and pensions to those who have completed 60 years of age,” he said.

Sugarcane arrears has remained a major issue in Uttar Pradesh. They claim that their financial condition is worsening day-by-day as they have not received dues from mills. Farmers assert that they are unable to feed their families, nor able to pay school fees of their children. Therefore they asked the government to clear the pending dues.

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