Farmers demanding a hike in sugar cane prices on Tuesday announced they would end their agitation after Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh assured them of Rs 360 per quintal for it.
Agitated by farmers, entering its fifth day on Tuesday, protesters had blocked a national highway and the Ludhiana-Amritsar and Ludhiana-Jammu railway lines in Jalandhar.
“Glad to share that, after consultation with farmers, GSP (State Advised Price) for sugar cane has been approved at Rs 360 per quintal. My government is committed to the welfare of our farmers. Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan!” Mr Singh said in a tweet.
Happy to share that, after consultation with farmers, sugar cane juice has been approved for Rs 360 per quintal. My government is committed to the well-being of our farmers. Jai Kisan, Jai Jawan! pic.twitter.com/FSG3kDYA8S
— Captain Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) August 24, 2021
After meeting with the prime minister, farmer leader Manjit Singh Rai told reporters that their arrears will be paid within 15 days.
He said they have also told their fellow farmers in Jalandhar to lift the blockade.
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