Uttarkhand government hikes sugarcane purchase price

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Dehradun: Taking steps to address the woes of sugarcane farmers, the Uttarakhand government has increased the purchase price of sugarcane by Rs 29.50 per quintal.

Speaking to media persons here on Monday, Cabinet Minister Yatishwaranand said that the government would purchase early variety of sugarcane at Rs 355 per quintal while Common variety would be purchased at Rs 345 per quintal.

Around 96 per cent of the cane grown in the state falls under early variety of cane, he further added.

 

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