Punjab

SKM urges govt to issue notification to start sugar mills from November 1

By Dinkle Popli -- September 20, 2022 5:07 pm -- Updated:September 20, 2022 5:07 pm

Jalandhar, September 20: Farmer leaders of all the Punjab belts Doaba and Majha, associated with the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, held a press conference on Tuesday. On this occasion, the farmer leaders said that the Punjab government should announce an increase in the rate of sugarcane to Rs 450 per quintal. They have demanded that the Punjab government should issue a notification to start sugar mills from November 1.

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Regarding the attack of the Chinese virus on the paddy crop, the farmer leaders said that the paddy crop has also been ruined due to which the farmers have suffered a lot. Farmer leaders have demanded that the condition of purchasing paddy at MSP per hectare in various districts should be abolished. He has said that the government should fully fulfill the promise of giving compensation per acre to farmers who do direct sowing of paddy.

 

Regarding the stubble, the farmers' leaders said that the government should give five thousand per acre to the farmers for the maintenance of the stubble. They said that the farmers have to spend a lot of money to eliminate the stubble, which is why they have to burn the stubble.

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-PTC News

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