Punjab government hikes sugarcane price by Rs 35 per quintal

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Sugarcane farmers withdrew their blockade after the Punjab government hiked the state-advised price (SAP) of sugarcane by Rs 35 per quintal. With this, the sugarcane price reaches Rs 360 per quintal.

The decision comes after the meeting between Punjab chief minister Amrinder Singh and agitating cane growers.

Raveen Thukral, Media Advisor to Punjab CM said, “Conceding the demand of sugarcane farmers, Punjab CM approves another hike of Rs 35 per quintal in state agreed price (SAP) for crushing season 2021-22. The farmers will now get Rs 360 per quintal-Rs 2 higher than neighbouring Haryana.”

CM also shared this news on Twitter and said, “Happy to share that after consultation with farmers, have approved SAP for sugarcane at Rs 360 per quintal. My government is committed to the welfare of our farmers. Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan!”

As the farmers’ agitation in Punjab over sugarcane prices entered its fifth day impacting rail services and road traffic near Jalandhar, at least 40 Express and goods trains were cancelled or were short terminated or diverted on Tuesday while 368 trains have been affected so far.

 

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