Karnataka Government has set up a Technical Committee to guide it on fixation of State advisory price (SAP) for sugarcane in the wake of demand by growers for a higher price.

The committee headed by former Vice-Chancellor of Dharwad Agricultural University S.A. Patil would study the model adopted by other States while fixing State advisory price and submit a report to it, Commissioner for Sugarcane Development and Directorate of Sugar said in a release here on Saturday.

The decision to set up the committee was taken yesterday on the direction of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, it said.

Yeddyurappa had earlier this month held discussion with farmers’ representatives on the demand for higher price by growers.

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