September 28, 2021

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Varun writes to CM Yogi seeking 400/quintal SAP for cane farmers

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Varun writes to CM Yogi seeking 400/quintal SAP for cane farmers
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Varun writes to CM Yogi seeking 400/quintal SAP for cane farmers
Varun writes to CM Yogi seeking 400/quintal SAP for cane farmers

NEW DELHI/ LUCKNOW/BAREILLY: A few days after tweeting support to farmers protesting against the new farm laws, BJP MP from Pilibhit Varun Gandhi demanded that sugarcane’s state advisory price (SAP) for the forthcoming crushing season in UP should be raised to Rs 400 per quintal.
The demand, seen in the light of his sympathy for farm unions who are preparing to campaign against BJP in the UP polls, seems to indicate that the MP is not on the same page as his party. The state government has kept the SAP unchanged for the past three years after effecting a hike from Rs 305 to Rs 315 per quintal in 2017.
Varun’s observation vis-a-vis cane growers comes as CM Yogi has suggested strict action against millers defaulting on payment of cane dues to the farmers. Talking to TOI, a day after he shot off the letter on Saturday, the MP, said, “The last few years have been an economically tumultuous time, more so for our farmers who have borne the brunt for many things. As a public representative who has written on rural economics and worked with farmers for years, I felt the requests I made to the UP CM are fiscally affordable and can be immediately actualised and would go a long way in normalising government-farmer relations.”

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