Punjab: Agriculture department to form committee to study sugarcane production cost – Media Report

Chandigarh: A cabinet subcommittee has met with farmers organisations to discuss pending demands. The three ministers met representatives of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha, Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta, Sidhupur, and the Sanyukt Ganna Sangharsh Morcha to discuss various issues, including compensation for crop damage, acquisition of land for highways, and the price of sugarcane, reported The Times of India.

The committee members included Harpal Singh Cheema, Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, and Gurmeet Singh Khudian.

An official spokesperson for the cabinet subcommittee conveyed the assurance that a decision concerning compensation for crop damage would be expedited during an upcoming meeting of the state executive committee. Furthermore, the subcommittee committed to convening a meeting of all commissioners within the state promptly, aiming to resolve related cases within the next three months, demonstrating a commitment to addressing farmers’ concerns comprehensively.

Regarding the pricing of sugarcane, the ministers informed the farming representatives that Punjab had already announced an increase in the state-agreed price (SAP). Concurrently, the agriculture department has been directed to establish a committee comprising officials, sugarcane experts, and sugarcane farmers. This committee will be tasked with studying the cost price of producing sugarcane, identifying suitable varieties for Punjab, and addressing other pertinent concerns raised by farmers.


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