Before the Lok Sabha elections, the Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh gave a gift to the farmers by increasing the price of sugarcane in the state by Rs 20 per quintal. However, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait is calling it a joke with the farmer. Rakesh Tikait, while talking to the media, Chaudhary Rakesh Tikait, National Spokesperson of the Farmers Union, said, " The price of sugarcane announced today by the Uttar Pradesh government is not enough. Farmers are disappointed with the increase of only Rs 20. Farmers of the state of Haryana Like I was expecting sugarcane prices to be declared above Rs 400 because the expenditure on farming is increasing every day. In proportion to this, farmers are not getting fair price for the crop."
He said that on January 26, we will take out the tractor parade at block and tehsil level across the country. We had also taken out a tractor parade during the farmers' movement in Delhi. Along with the Bharat Bandh on 16th February, the farmers of the country will not do all the farming work for one day. Tikait said that the Bharatiya Kisan Union is pending. Regarding all its demands, it will organize a one-day Kisan Mahapanchayat on March 14 in the country's capital Delhi, in which farmers from all over the country will participate.
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Before this, the national spokesperson of Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Chaudhary Rakesh Tikait said that the future of the farmers will be decided not by the government but by the movement. Whoever forms the government at the Centre, the voice of the farmers will have to be heard. He said that our organization is apolitical. We have no active role in the Lok Sabha elections. Capitalism is dominating the country. Farmers' children do not have employment. They are making their living by selling land. Farmers get the lowest level of health facilities. Under compulsion, lakhs of farmers are becoming landless and becoming laborers.
Yogi Adityanath government has given a gift to the sugarcane farmers of Uttar Pradesh. The support price of sugarcane has been increased by Rs 20 per quintal. This decision has been taken in the cabinet meeting held on Thursday. During this period about a dozen proposals were also discussed. Sugarcane farmers of Western UP have expressed happiness over this decision of the UP government. Let us tell you that this is the third time after 2017 that the Yogi government has increased the support price of sugarcane for the third time. For the first time in 2017, when the BJP government was formed, the support price of sugarcane was increased by Rs 10 per quintal. After this, before the 2022 assembly elections, the price of sugarcane was increased by Rs 25 per quintal in 2021. If seen this way, in the last seven years the Yogi government has increased the support price of sugarcane by Rs 55 per quintal.