Stir called off as sugar mills ac­cept de­mands

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

A fter a meet­ing of farm­ers’ rep­re­sen­ta­tives with sugar mill op­er­a­tors, the Swab­hi­mani Shetkari Sang­hatana led by MP Raju Shetti can­celled its pro­posed ‘chakka jam’ ag­i­ta­tion that was sched­uled for Sun­day. The op­er­a­tors as­sured the farm­ers that mills will pay fair and re­mu­ner­a­tive price in one go, un­like last year when it was di­vided into two in­stall­ments. Also, mill op­er­a­tors will pay the amount on 9.5% re­cov­ery rate in­stead of 10% fixed by the Cen­tre. Shetti had sought Rs 3,100 per tonne for sug­ar­cane but mills have agreed to pay Rs 2,750 per tonne. The rest will be paid if mar­ket con­di­tions im­proves.

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