Farmers demand clearing of cane arrears on priority basis

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Palia Kalan, Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh): Sugarcane farmers under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Mazdoor (Singhania) protested at Tehsil office demanding pending cane arrears from the sugar mill. The farmers under the BKU unit have also submitted a memorandum of their demands addressing the chief minister.

Farmers have stated that they are facing financial problems due to the Covid-19 impact and are unable to meet their daily needs as Palia mill has not cleared their dues.

Durgesh Kumar Vishwakarma, leader of BKU, who led the agitation said, “The mill is exploiting the farmers by not paying their dues. We want sugarcane dues payment as soon as possible.”

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