Chandigarh: The opposition INLD in Haryana on Tuesday demanded adequate increase in sugarcane price to ensure remunerative returns to farmers.

An INLD delegation-led by its president Om Prakash Chautala, met Governor Jagannath Pahadia and submitted a memorandum to him in this regard.
    
Chautala demanded the cane price should be fixed at Rs 350 per quintal saying the current rates were not sufficient to cover the input cost.
    
He said the Haryana government had promised farmers that they would be given 50 percent of the total cost as profit. "But it failed to give a price which will cover input cost," Chautala said. "The Uttar Pradesh government is giving Rs 40-50 per quintal more to its farmers," he said.
    
Farmers under the banner of the Bhartiya Kisan Union had stopped supplying sugarcane to mills on January 5 as the Haryana government did not agree to their demand of hiking
the State Advisory Price for cane for 2012-13.
    
Farmers are demanding over Rs 350 per quintal as SAP while the Haryana government is giving Rs 251 per quintal for early maturing varieties of sugarcane, Rs 240 for mid-maturing varieties and Rs 235 for late maturing varieties.
    
Chautala also demanded fixing of the wheat MSP at Rs 2,000 per quintal.

(Agencies)

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