ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a writ petition challenging the State-advised price for sugarcane fixed by the Uttar Pradesh Government for the year 2008-09.

The order was passed by a Division Bench comprising Justice Arun Tandon and Justice Dilip Gupta on the writ petition filed by the Western U.P. Sugar Mills Association.

The State Government had fixed the SAP for three different varieties of sugarcane at Rs.140 per quintal.

The petitioners had challenged it terming it “arbitrary” and without giving any consideration to the losses suffered by sugar mill owners.