Karnataka government on Tuesday assured to consider the long pending demands of the sugarcane farmers which includes providing compensation for the loss incurred due to erratic power supply.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa will be convening a meeting with the farmers’ representatives here on February 6 to discuss their grievances, Minister for Agriculture Marketing and Sugar, Shivaraj Thangadagi said in a statement.

Mr. Thangadagi earlier met around 800 farmers from sugarcane growing districts including Mandya, Davangere and Shimoga who staged a peaceful protest in the city in support of their demands.