Maharashtra: Farmers demand financial aid in case sugarcane is not taken for crushing

Aurangabad: Sugarcane farmers from Puntamba village of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra have threatened to launch an agitation from June 1 if the government fails to accept their demands.

According to the news report published by PTI, farmers demands include the assistance of Rs 2 lakh per hectare if the cane grown in the fields is not crushed.

Dhananjay Dhanwate, leader of the Kisan Kranti Morcha told PTI, “The state government must give Rs 1,000 per tonne of sugarcane.”

He also said pending electricity bills of farmers must be waived off.


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