Pay sugarcane FRP in one go: Farmers’ leader Raju Shetty

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Kolhapur: Former MP and Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) leader Raju Shetty has demanded from the government to ensure that farmers get FRP in one instalment instead of two or three instalments, reports UNIINDIA.

Shetty has warned the government that we would not give permission to sugar mills to start their crushing session if sugarcane farmers do not get FRP in one go.

Shetty issued a press release after conducting a meeting with sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad that was held to discuss issues related to pending cane dues in which he demanded FRP in one instalment.

Three months have been completed since the crushing season concluded but sugar mills still owe dues worth Rs 1536 crore, he said.

Shetty told Gaikwad to direct sugar mills to give last year’s crushing session pending FRP amount immediately with 15 percent interest.

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