Sugar cane growers threaten to stop supply

Addressing a media conference here on Saturday, association president Kurubur Shanthakumar said that despite staging protests for the last 15 days, neither the government nor district administration are showing any interest in solving the issues faced by farmers.

If the government fails to address the woes of ryots by August 10, then farmers would picket Vidhana Soudha. Last year witnessed more than 16 lakh metric tonnes of sugar cane in Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts. In the present year, the area of growing sugar cane has reduced by five per cent and ryots are moving to alternate crops such as turmeric and ginger. He said growers would participate in a lawful protest against sugar factories. He demanded the price of sugar cane to be fixed at Rs 2,500.

Association district president Koodanahalli Rajanna, general secretary Attahalli Devaraj and Kiragasur Shankar were present.

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