Uttar Pradesh: Farmers protest demanding increase sugarcane price

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: Farmers affiliated with the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) gathered at district headquarters throughout western Uttar Pradesh, converging in Sisauli, Muzaffarnagar, the focal point of BKU’s activities demanding a fair sugarcane price, free electricity for irrigation, control over stray animals, and timely payment of dues, reported Hindustan Times.

Under the leadership of Yogesh Sharma, the district president of BKU, thousands of farmers assembled, initiating protests and articulating a series of demands.

Arriving on tractors, the protesters engaged in a demonstration lasting two and a half hours, during which they insisted on the redressal of their grievances. ADM administration, represented by Narendra Bahadur, found himself amidst the dharna, as farmers conveyed their concerns. A memorandum detailing their demands, encompassing the announcement of sugarcane prices, provision of free electricity for irrigation, management of stray animals, and timely disbursement of sugarcane dues, was submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath via the district magistrate.

Yogesh Sharma asserted that if the farmers did not receive due justice, they were prepared for a robust struggle.

The day-long demonstration formed part of a larger statewide protest, with Sharma warning of a more extensive movement if their demands remained unaddressed.


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