Talks between agitating sugarcane farmers, Punjab govt fail
Farmers' Protest: The meeting between agitating sugarcane farmers and Punjab government remained inconclusive on Sunday, August 22.
The agitating sugarcane producer farmers on Saturday agreed to meet Punjab Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to resolve the ongoing issue of the cane growers.
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The government assured farmers to pay the dues from private mills within fortnight. Now, a meeting will be held in Jalandhar on Monday at 3.30 pm.
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Therefore, farmers' protest will continue. The jam on the National Highway and the railway track going towards Delhi-Panipat in Jalandhar will not open yet.
The meeting with the farmers was arranged following negotiations by the Jalandhar administration, led by Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori.
The meeting chaired by the Cooperation Minister accompanied by ACS (Development) Anirudh Tiwari, Cane Commissioner and Director Agriculture.
As many as twelve farmers leaders, including Balbir Singh Rajewal, Jagjit Singh Dallewal, Manjit Singh Rai, Balwinder Singh Mallinangal, Jangbir Singh Chauhan, Balwinder Singh Raju Aulakh. Sukhpal Singh, Kuldeep Singh Wajidpur, Baldev Singh Sirsa, Kulwant Singh Sandhu, Harinder Singh Lakhowal and Mukesh Chander were expected to take part in the meeting.