Uttar Pradesh: Demand to declare the sugarcane purchase price

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New Delhi: Farmers will launch an agitation in Lucknow if the Uttar Pradesh government fails to declare the price value of sugarcane as soon as possible, said Rakesh Tikait, the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU).

He expressed condolences on the suicide of 75-year-old Kashmir Singh Ladi, a farmer from UP. He said, “The government should not test the patience of the farmers.”

According to the Zeenews.com, he said, “Cane growers will no longer tolerate oppression. Even today, Rs 4,000 crores are in arrears of sugarcane farmers. The government stands in favour of the mill owners and persecution of sugarcane farmers has been done.”

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