Farmers reiterate their demand to hike sugarcane FRP

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Mysuru: Sugarcane farmers claim that the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for sugarcane fixed by the Centre is not even sufficient to meet their input costs. The farmers have demanded that the government should hike FRP.

According to the news report published in The Hindu, Kurubur Shanthakumar, president, State Sugarcane Cultivators Association, said that for the ongoing crushing season the government has hiked the FRP for cane by nominal Rs 50 taking it to Rs 2,900 per tonne for recovery of 10 per cent. Considering the increase in the input costs the cultivation cost of cane has increased to Rs 3,200 per tonne and we want the government to increase FRP considering this.

The organisation has also alleged that the sugar mills are citing lower recovery rate for the cane sold by farmers so that they would pay less amount to the farmers which is based on the recovery rate.

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