UP Farmers Say Centre's Rs 5 Hike In Sugarcane Prices Not Enough

The centre on Wednesday hiked the minimum price that mills have to pay to sugarcane growers by Rs 5 per quintal to Rs 290 a quintal for 2021-22 marketing year, but ruled out any immediate increase in the selling price of sugar. The decision will benefit around 5 crore sugarcane farmers - the sugarcane growing states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab are going to see e more