Sugarcane farmers threaten to lock all sugar mills in Haryana

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Kurukshetra: The Haryana sugarcane farmers under the banner of Bhartiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) have threatened to lock down all the sugar mills in the state if the government fails to increase cane purchase price. They have accused the government of being anti-farmer and said in the last five years sugarcane price was increased by only Rs 30 per quintal.

Randeep Singh Arya, spokesperson of Haryana unit of BKS, said, “The government aims to double farmers income by 2022 but in actual its policies are against farmers. From last one year, we are taking the issue with chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, but he has shown least interest in it.”

“On December 20, we have decided to launch a protest at Karnal and will show black flags to chief minister wherever he goes. If the prices are not increased by Rs 30 per quintal, then we will launch a protest at all the 14 sugar mills in the state, and from January 5 we will lock all the mills,” he further added.

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