Rs 15 per quintal hike cruel joke BKU Kadian

  • | Saturday | 21st August, 2021

Our CorrespodentLudhiana August 20The Bhartiya Kisan Union-Kadian has rejected the hike of Rs 15 per quintal announced by Punjab Government for the next sugarcane crushing season (2021-22) saying it was too little and far too inadequate in the wake of a steep hike in the cost of input and other expenses incurred by growers. Union president Harmeet Singh Kadian said even though the Punjab Government claimed to be “pro-farmer” its real face stood exposed with the “cruel joke” played upon the sugarcane growers by way of a marginal increase in the state assisted price (SAP) and non-payment of arrears to the tune of over Rs 200 crore by private and cooperative sugar mills for the crop purchased during the last crushing season.

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