Uttar Pradesh government hikes sugarcane purchase price


Lucknow: Ahead of the assembly polls, the Uttar Pradesh government raised the sugarcane purchase price by Rs 25 per quintal.

Addressing a meeting of farmers here organised by the BJP’s Kisan Morcha, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, “The government has decided that the variety of sugarcane for which Rs 325 per quintal was paid to farmers, that price has been increased to Rs 350. The government has also decided to increase the price of ordinary sugarcane variety, to Rs 340 per quintal up from Rs 315 per quintal.”

He also said, “21 sugar mills were shut down during BSP regime & 11 were closed during the rule of Samajwadi Party. When we (BJP) came to power, we restarted the closed mill and brought a positive change in the lives of sugarcane farmers.”


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