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SAD demands SAP of Rs 350 per quintal for sugarcane farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Gurdaspur 

The asked the government Thursday to announce a state advised price (SAP) ofRs 350 per quintal for sugarcane farmers.

The also demanded the government release Rs 400 crore of outstanding payment to the farmers.

warned the that it would stage a sit-in before every sugarmill if it did not accede to its demand.

Addressing a gathering of farmers outside a sugarcane mill here, Badal said it was shocking that the government had not announced any enhanced SAP above last year's price of of Rs 310 per quintal.

He said and had already announced a SAP of Rs 325 per quintal and Rs 335 per quintal, respectively.

Badal also alleged that the "wrong policies" of the were forcing growers to commit suicides.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:40 IST