Priyanka Gandhi slams UP government over sugarcane price

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Lucknow: Raising the issue of State Advisory Price (SAP), Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stated that the UP government’s policies are anti-farmer. She has tweeted on her official twitter handle that cane growers have not received thousands of crores and BJP government is totally against the sugarcane farmers.

In a circular issued by the cane development department, the state government announced SAP (State Advisory Price) of sugarcane at Rs 315 per quintal (for normal variety of sugarcane). Likewise, SAP for low and high grades cane price are at Rs 305 and Rs 325 per quintal, respectively. There has been no increase in cane price for the second consecutive year.

Sugarcane growers in Uttar Pradesh claim that the cost of sugarcane production is increased; therefore, there is a need to hike cane price. They had demanded to fix the sugarcane price at Rs 400 per quintal.

After the government announced sugarcane price for this season, sugarcane farmers have intensified their protest for higher cane price.

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