Farmers threaten to gherao Punjab ministers’ homes if cane dues not paid

Jalandhar: Sugarcane farmers have decided to hold dharnas outside offices and residences of the Cabinet ministers on September 5 if the government fails to clear pending cane dues by August 30, reports Tribune India.

The decision was taken in the meeting organized by the 31 farmers’ unions of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) organized at Gurdwara Sri Sukchchainana Sahib Phagwara.

The farmers had postponed their scheduled dharna at Phagwara after the state government assured to pay cane dues of Rs 24 crore into their bank accounts by August 30.

The farmers have also decided to continue their agitation on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway till August 30 until their demands were met.


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