Lucknow: Congress announced to stage a dharna at all district headquarters of Uttar Pradesh next week to press for early announcement of support price for sugarcane and starting crushing season by state sugar mills.
UPCC president Nirmal Khatri has directed the district presidents to hold protest dharnas at their respective headquarters to press for at least Rs 325 per quintal support price for sugarcane and start crushing season in the state mills at the earliest, a party release issued here said.
The district presidents have also been asked to submit memorandum addressed to the governor through the district magistrates, the release said adding, the date for holding dharnas would be decided by the district units themselves, any day next week.
Lamenting the delay in declaring support price and starting the sugar mills, the UPCC president said that more time in doing so would prove to be detrimental for sugarcane growers.


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