Punjab CM announces Rs 360 per qtl as cane prices, farmers end agitation

Farmers demanding a hike in sugarcane prices on Tuesday announced to end their agitation after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh assured them of Rs 360 per quintal for it

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh (File photo: IANS)
Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh (File photo: IANS)
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Farmers demanding a hike in sugarcane prices on Tuesday announced to end their agitation after Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh assured them of Rs 360 per quintal for it.

Under the farmers' agitation, which entered its fifth day on Tuesday, the protesters had blocked a national highway and Ludhiana-Amritsar and Ludhiana-Jammu rail tracks in Jalandhar.

"Happy to share that after consultation with farmers, have approved SAP (state advised price) for sugarcane at Rs 360 per quintal. My government is committed to the welfare of our farmers. Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan!" Singh said in a tweet.


After a meeting with the chief minister, farmer leader Manjit Singh Rai told reporters that their pending arrears will be paid in 15 days.

He said they have also told their fellow farmers in Jalandhar to lift the blockade.

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