Following the detaining of the protestors by the Upparpet police, farmers across the state blocked highways demanding their release.
We will give them sweet news soon,” he told reporters after a marathon meeting with Raitha Sangha members.
Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Jyoti informed that Simbhaoli Sugars has paid Rs 263.60 crore, while an amount of Rs 238.09 crore is yet to be paid by them.
Paddy and sugarcane farmers expect a bountiful harvest, in the wake of abundant rainfall during the South West monsoon.
Hence farmers urged the State government to undertake crushing by early November and requested the mills to take up the labour costs for the welfare of the farmers.
Several farmers on Monday staged an agitation demanding that the Union Government announce the State Advisory Price (SAP) for sugarcane.