Sugarcane farmers staged dharna and rasta roko in Bodhan on Thursday demanding the government announce Rs. 3,000 minimum support price per tonne as the present price of Rs. 2,400 is not remunerative.

First, they staged dharna before the main gate of the Deccan Sugars Limited factory and continued their protest for three hours.

Later, they held the rasta roko at Shakkarnagar Chowrasta on Bodhan-Nizamabad road for one hour resulting in traffic jam. The farmers withdrew the agitation when Tahsildar Rajeswar arrived at the spot and promised them to bring their demand to the notice of the government.

The farmers’ representatives said that last year they were paid Rs. 2,200 per tonne, while this year it was increased to Rs. 2,400. However, they say that it is not profitable as all input and labour rates have increased. Transportation has become a problem with increase in price of diesel.

  • Farmers say input and labour rates have increased

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    Rs. 2,400 is not