Stating that the Haryana government had attempted to fool farmers in state by hiking sugarcane price by meagre amount of Rs 45 and announcing that now the sugarcane price was more than neighbouring states, the INLD on Monday said chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda was misleading people.
Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) secretary general Ajay Chautala and party's deputy leader in the assembly Sher Singh Badshami in a release issued here said that contrary to Hooda's announcements, the price of sugarcane had already been fixed at Rs 251, to which the government had hiked Rs 25 and brought the price at Rs 276 from Rs 266, per quintal. The same price in Uttar Pradesh was Rs 290 and in Uttrakhand it was Rs 295.
The INLD leaders held that Hooda who claimed to be pro-framers had still been giving Rs 20 less to sugarcane farmers of the state than the neighbouring states.
Demanding Rs 350 for sugarcane per quintal, they said it was an irony that farmers in state were worst hit because of the unprecedented hike in input prices and poor payments by sugar mill managements.