Uttar Pradesh: Sugarcane farmers to protest over pending cane dues

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Sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh have decided to stage the demonstration in July over the pending cane dues issue. They will protest under the banner of Uttar Pradesh Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, led by farmer leader V M Singh.

Farmers claim that in the ongoing season they have not received the cane dues and due to which they are suffering from a financial crisis.

V M Singh has written a letter to the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during 2017 UP Assembly elections had assured that farmers will get their cane dues in 14 days and if delayed interest will be charged on dues. The promise has not been fulfilled even after four years have been completed.

Singh said, “If our demands are not met then farmers will protest for their right in district headquarters between July 6-12. After this, a mega-protest will be organised in state capital Lucknow on July 15.”

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