UP govt considering knocking SC's door against HC order

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Lucknow, Nov 21 (UNI) The Uttar Pradesh government is seriously considering filing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the interim order of the Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench in the writ petition of sugar mills.

This was stated by State Sugarcane Development and Sugar Industries Principal Secretary Netram, while talking to newspersons here this evening.

The state government, with an objective of providing remunerative prices to sugarcane growers, had announced State Advised Prices (SAP) for sugarcane for the 2007-08 crushing season, he said.

As per the announcement, the prices for the 'anupyukt prajatis' had been fixed at Rs 122.50 per quintal, for common variety sugarcane, it was Rs 125 per quintal and for 'agaiti prajatis', it was Rs 130 per quintal.

However, the sugar mills challenged the state government's SAP in the HC.

Those, who had challenged the SAP included, East UP Sugar Mills Association and others, M/s Modi Sugar Mill, SBEC Sugar Ltd and others.

They had contended that sugar mills would incur a loss of about Rs 5,000 crore following the government's SAP.

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