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Sugarcane growers announce picketing to press higher price

Press Trust of India  |  Madurai 

Farmers would organise a picketing programme throughoutTamil Nadu onJan 7 demanding increase in the procurement price of sugarcane to Rs.4,000 per tonne.

According to a release from Sugarcane Growers Association state President Palanisamy, the farmers also demanded a share in the profit earned by the sugar mills as per the regulation in the SugarcaneControl Act.

Though the cooperative mills were giving a share of their profit to the sugarcane growers, they had not settled the entire amount.

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First Published: Sun, January 03 2016. 19:07 IST