Sugarcane growers warn of indefinite strike

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Belgaum, Feb 24 (UNI) Members of the Karnataka State Sugar Cane Growers Sangh decided to go on an indefinite strike in front of the Raj Bhavan if the rate of sugarcane is not reviewed within a week, Sangh President Kurubur Shanta Kumar said today Talking to UNI here, he said the state government had decided to give Rs 125 per tonne as Minimum Support Price (MSP) for sugarcane.

The government should sanction additional Rs 75 as a package to the farmers, he said.

He also welcomed the decision of giving Rs two per km transport subsidy and loans to factories to pay the arrears of the farmers.

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