Sugarcane policy: Farmers clash with police in UP

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Lucknow, Nov 26: While the sugarcane pricing awaits an all party consensus, agitated farmers in Uttar Pradesh took to vandalism to voice their protest against the  sugarcane policy on Thursday, Nov 26.

Several group of farmers Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar and Baghpat district damaged railway tracks, public vehicles and clashed with police.

"We have deployed additional security forces in the district. Farmers are just not ready to hear anyone and have threatened to intensify their agitation in the coming days," Muzaffarnagar Superintendent of Police Raju Babu

While farmers in Muzaffarnagar has disrupted Delhi-Saharanpur highway,Baghpat district, farmers forced the closure of various number of shops.

Police said that farmers have burnt truckloads of raw sugar in Muzaffarnagar and several other districts in western Uttar Pradesh in the past few days.

The vandalism was the result of the ongoing row between farmers and the state government over the sugarcane policy.

Farmers had demanded the state government to increase of state advisory price (SAP) of sugarcane at Rs.280 per quintal instead of the prescribed price between Rs.165 and Rs.170 per quintal.

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