Farmers body urges state government to ensure procurement of sugarcane at fixed price

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Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu: The All Farmers Association of Tamil Nadu has urged the government to ensure that growers get a rate of Rs 33 per cane for Pongal gift.

According to the news report published in The Hindu, P R Pandian, the president of the Coordination Committee alleged while talking to media persons that the unit rate had been fixed at Rs 33 per sugarcane but the Cooperative Department is forcing them to sell at a rate of Rs 15 per cane.

The farmers, especially from the Mayiladuthurai district in the Delta region, were forced to sell their produce at a low price and we urge the state government to take immediate steps to save farmers, he said.

 

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