NCP and Congress leaders in the Lower House objected to the Co-operation Minister Chandrakant Patil's reply to a debate on the issue.

NCP's Ajit Pawar demanded that the government give Rs 500 per tonne to bail out farmers.

Jayant Patil of NCP said the Opposition will not allow functioning of the House till the government gives a satisfactory reply on how it would help the sugarcane growers.

The discussion had been initiated by Patil, Leader of Opposition, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and others on the demand of farmers that they be given FRP as the market price of sugar has drastically come down besides inability of sugar industries to pay farmers for their crop.

Earlier this morning, while replying to the debate Chandrakant Patil said the government was firmly behind the sugarcane growers and deliberations were on in the state cabinet and also with the Union Finance Minister on finding a solution to the issue.

Intervening in the discussion, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said a policy decision on this issue requires a huge amount of funds and discussions with the Centre are on in this regard.
they were serious and positive about finding a solution.

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