Uttar Pradesh: Farmers expect increase in sugarcane price ahead of assembly elections

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Lucknow: As the state assembly election is approaching, sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are expecting that government would hike the sugarcane price.

Sugarcane farmers play a vital role in elections as they are major voters in the state. Recently, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said that we will work to make sure timely payments are made as well as to increase the price of sugarcane. In the last few years, there has been no hike in the cane price in the state.

Indicating the pro-farmer stance of the government, the Chief Minister had said that from the year 2007 to 2016, only Rs 95,000 crores were paid to the farmers for their sugarcane. “Everything was due for 96 months since 2010. Over 45.74 lakh sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh have been paid a record cane price payment of more than Rs 1,40,000 crore between 2017-2021,” he added.

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