Uttarakhand: Farmers angry over not increasing cane purchase price

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Roorkee: In a monthly Panchayat organised by Kisan Morcha, sugarcane farmers showed their resentment against the state government over not hiking sugarcane purchase price. They stated that on one side the government is claiming of doubling farmers’ income and on the other side the government has not hiked sugarcane price for the last four years.

Gulshan Rod, president of the Uttarakhand Kisan Morcha said, “No change in sugarcane price by the government is an injustice to the cane farmers. They are angry with the government. The input costs of every item including fertilizers, power and others have been increased but cane price remains the same.”

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