Staff Correspondent

DAVANGERE: Many farmers in Harpanahalli taluk destroyed sugarcane crop, disappointed over the stopping of crushing at the sugar factory at Duggatti.

As there were no buyers, the farmers set fire to the crop. While a few farmers said the factory had refused the cane, others said it had stopped crushing. Mahesh of Halavagilu village alleged that the factory had not given him the permit despite appeals.

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