Yogi hikes purchase price of sugarcane by Rs 25 per quintal

LUCKNOW: In an apparent attempt to pacify farmers ahead of the UP assembly elections, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced a hike of Rs 25 per quintal in the purchase price of sugarcane in the state.

Addressing a meeting of farmers in Lucknow, organised by the BJP’s Kisan Morcha, Yogi Adityanath said, “The government has decided that the variety of sugarcane for which Rs 325 per quintal was paid to farmers, that price has been increased to Rs 350, which will be paid to farmers.”

He said, “The government has also decided to increase the price of ordinary sugarcane variety, to Rs 340 (per quintal), up from Rs 315 (per quintal). The government has also decided to hike the value of the less yielding variety of sugarcane by Rs 25 per quintal.”

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