The Supreme Court has dismissed the pleas of State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank which had challenged an Allahabad High Court order directing sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh to sell the sugar stock to reclaim their dues from farmers.
The Union Cabinet is likely to consider the long-standing sugar decontrol proposal this week. But, can the government bite the bullet on an issue which is politically contentious and dear to sugarcane farmers in the heartland?
Even as the Centre decided to
withdraw the sugarcane ordinance, RLD chief Ajit Singh today
said he will hold a panchayat of cane farmers in Shamli on
Monday to discuss the lack of uniformity in prices.
Holding sugarcane stems and shouting slogans, hordes of farmers from Uttar Pradesh arrived in Delhi on Thursday to voice their protest against the new sugarcane pricing policy announced by the central and state governments.