Sugarcane farmers express their grievances to CACP

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Pune: Sugarcane farmers expressed their grievances and problems they are facing while cultivating sugarcane to the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices on Tuesday. They met the CACP members who had come to VSI, Manjari to discuss over FRP issue for the season 2020-21.

Highlighting farmers’ plight, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti said, “Government is following the wrong method for fixing FRP for sugarcane. The cost of fertilizers, labour, power has been increased, which does not reflect in the FRP. The prices of sugar have been increased by Rs 200, but the FRP remains the same.”

Vijay Paul Sharma, president of CACP said, “The sugar sector is facing a tough time, and we have to find out solutions to overcome this. Sugar industry needs to find a solution other than sugar production to sustain, which will aid the financial growth of sugarcane farmers and sugar mills.”

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