Raju Shetti gives ultimatum to sugar mills


Satara: Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti has given an ultimatum of eight days to the sugar mills to declare the FRP plus Rs 200 rate per tonne for the sugarcane crop. He has threatened that if the millers fail to declare the rate, then the farmers will come on the road and agitate for their demand. He was speaking at a loan waiver rally in Satara on Sunday.

Addressing the farmers, he said, “Minister Balasaheb Patil has been assigned the ministry of cooperation in the recent allocation of portfolios. And we expect that he would do his best to ensure that farmers get good sugarcane price. We also request the government to seize the properties of the mills if the millers fail to pay farmers dues.

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