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Agitating farmers burn documents and furniture

india Updated: Nov 19, 2009 16:34 IST

Agitating farmers on Thursday set afire documents and furnitures of a sugar mill office here, even as work remained suspended in the factories following ongoing protests over cane prices.

Farmers led by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Manju Devi Tikait, yesterday gheraoed the office of a sugar mill at Sisoli here and set the documents and furnitures on fire.

Receipt of payments made to farmers was burnt in Lohari.

Meanwhile, 15 sugar mills, which had reopened yesterday, could not carry out any processing work as they were short of sugarcane due to ongoing agitation.

The sugar mills included those in the western part of the state, including Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Saharanpore, Bijnore and Bulandshar.

Meerut District Magistrate warned that the administration would take immediate action would be taken if there were any incidents of black marketing of sugarcane or sugar.

Canegrowers across Uttar Pradesh have been agitating against the announced State Advisory Price of Rs 160 to Rs 170 per quintal, with an effective hike of Rs 25 per quintal, terming it as insufficient.