Sugarcane farmers from across Maharashtra took out a march in Pune on Monday to press for their various demands from the state government. The protest march, led by Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana leader Raju Shetti, began at Alka Chowk and culminated at the Sugar Commissionerate office in the city.
Sugarcane cultivators have demanded Rs 350 per tonne for their produce apart from the fair remunerative price (FRP), digital weighing scales at sugar mills and sought that the state government withdraw its policy of disbursing the FRP in two installments, it was stated.
Talking to reporters, former MP Shetti said, "These are policy demands and the government does not have to give any monetary aid for the same. Only political will is needed to implement these changes."
(With PTI inputs)