GOA: Irked over the government’s delay in releasing their payments, sugarcane farmers staged a sit-in agitation in front of Sanjivani sugar factory at Dharbandor. However, they soon suspended the protest following agriculture minister Chandrakant Kavalekar’s assurance to look into their demands.
“We have only suspended the agitation and not cancelled it. If the payment is delayed further, we will have to continue with our protest,” said Harshad Prabhudesai.
The farmers have supplied a total 26,440 tonne canes to the factory which have been sent to sugar factories in Karnataka and Maharashtra. The farmers have supplied the canes till the imposition of lockdown in March, and since then the government is dilly-dallying over the payments, he said a farmer.
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