Farmers in UP burn sugarcane after mill owners refused to buy their produce

January 1st, 2008 - 9:41 pm ICT by admin  


Moradabad, Jan 1 (ANI): Farmers in Moradabad were forced to burn their sugarcane produce following the refusal by sugar mill owners to procure their produce.
“We are burning our crop. We are not getting payment for our production and cannot sow wheat in our fields,” said Tej Pal Singh, a farmer.
However, the Sugarcane Commissioner has refused the charge levelled by farmers.
“This is a political stand. No such instance has been reported to me. Those who have burnt the sugarcane have not contacted me,” said Murtaza, the Sugarcane Commissioner.
Uttar Pradesh is the largest sugarcane producing state in the country. (ANI)

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