Sugarcane growers to stage a protest

Kurubur Shanthakumar, president, Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association, on Wednesday said that a protest will be held at the residence of H S Mahadeva Prasad, Minister for Sugar, on December 26, following the unfair price for the crop.

Addressing the media persons at Jaladarshini guest house, he said, “This year the price for one ton sugarcane is Rs 250, which is much lower than the previous year. Prasad, during the Belagavi session announced the FRP price Rs 2300 including Rs 300 marginal price for sugar for the farmers of Belagavi, Bijapur and Bagalkot. But other districts have been sidelined,” he added.

“If the minister refuses to increase the price of sugarcane in the coming days, a huge protest will be carried out in front of his residence,” the association warned.


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