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UP Congress highlights sugarcane farmers' woes & their pending payments

Lucknow, Sep 23 (UNI) Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu appealed to state Sugarcane Development and Sugar Mill Minister Suresh Rana, asking him to ensure adequate compensation to farmers for the loss of sugarcane crop due to heavy rains and also to ensure that sugar mills clear the pending payments of farmers along with the interest.
In the letter sent to the minister on Wednesday, Mr Lallu has stated that there are reports of heavy damage of sugarcane crops in various districts of the state due to the water-logging caused by heavy rains. He said this has been established even in the government survey of sugarcane growing districts. So far no assurance with regard to the payment of compensation has been given to the affected farmers. They are faced with twin crises – firstly, they have lost their crops due to heavy rains, and they are not getting their pending dues from the sugar mills.
The UPCC chief said there is a reduction in the acreage of land under the sugarcane crop as farmers have neither been adequately paid for their crop as they faced the problem in selling their produce as the sugar mills are closed in the state nor the sugar mills are clearing their old dues. They are not getting any interest paid on their pending payments. All this has worsened the financial condition of farmers. Not only this, the Yogi Government has not revised the price of sugarcane since 2017, but the input cost of farmers is increasing very fast.
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Punjab Food Min seizes 69 trucks over bogus milling

20 Oct 2020 | 12:39 AM

Chandigarh, Oct 19 (UNI) Issuing a strict warning to anyone indulging in bogus milling in the state, Food and Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Monday directed the officials to initiate stringent action against the offenders, even as 69 trucks of outside paddy were seized by the department.

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Jalandhar: 400 youth clubs to join hands in battle against stubble burning

20 Oct 2020 | 12:29 AM

Jalandhar, Oct. 19 (UNI) The youth clubs of the district have joined the battle against the stubble burning and its members are reaching out to the farmers, to pursue them to manage the stubble under the In-Situ programme of the Agriculture department.

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Chhattisgarh reports 2376 fresh Coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

Chhattisgarh reports 2376 fresh Coronavirus cases, 16 deaths

19 Oct 2020 | 11:58 PM

Raipur, Oct 19 (UNI) As many as 2376 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Chhattisgarh during the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 162772 on Monday.

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Punjab: Farmers to decide on review Rail Roko agitation

Punjab: Farmers to decide on review Rail Roko agitation

19 Oct 2020 | 11:56 PM

Moga, Oct 19 (UNI) The 30 farmers' organisations will meet in Chandigarh on Tuesday, to take the next line of Rail Roko agitation, after reviewing the situation.

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MP CM expresses grief

19 Oct 2020 | 11:22 PM

Bhopal, Oct 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed condolences on Monday over the death of historian RL Shukla – the sire of Principal Secretary (Parliamentary Affairs) Pankaj Rag.
“I pray for peace to the departed soul and fortitude to the grieving household for bearing the loss,” the senior politician averred in a message.

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