TAMIL NADU

Clear arrears due to sugarcane farmers: AIADMK

Staff Reporter

Dharmapuri: Cadres of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate on Monday asking the State Government to clear the Rs. 250 crore arrears due to sugarcane farmers. They asked the Government to announce a better price for sugarcane for the current year.

They alleged that lakhs of cane farmers in the State were affected because of the faulty procurement price of the Government. The Government had failed to get a better price for molasses in the open market, which was being sold at a lesser price compared to other states. M. Thambidurai, MLA, led the demonstration. Cane farmers from Salem, Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri districts took part in it. Dharmapuri district secretary of the party K.P. Anbazhagan was present.

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