Sugarcane farmers in Punjab will hold a large-scale protest in Phagwara from September 27 to demand payment of dues amounting to Rs 42 crore by the Phagwara Sugar Mill, reported The Indian Express.
Farm unions associated with the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha are also supporting the protest.
Representatives from three prominent farm unions, namely the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Doaba), BKU (Nawanshahr), and Doaba Kisan Sangharsh Committee, came together during a press conference held on Wednesday to announce the protest.
Manjit Singh Rai, the President of BKU Doaba, emphasized that they have been engaged in a four-year battle for the release of their pending dues from the Phagwara sugar mill. Despite previous protests and numerous appeals to both the local administration and the government, their pleas have seemingly gone unanswered.
Satnam Singh Sahni, the General Secretary of BKU Doaba, held both the owners of Phagwara Sugar Mill and the government responsible for the forthcoming protest, highlighting the inconveniences it may pose, particularly to commuters on highways.