India: Non-payment of cane dues – Farmers to protest on May 28

The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Doaba) will hold a dharna against non-payment of sugarcane dues by private and government sugar mills on May 28 in Phagwara. “The government is not helping us in the matter. We have given several letters and memorandum to officials and leaders in this regard but to no avail,” members of the union said.

They said the dharna would be held outside sugar mills on various days. “The farmers are in a poor condition at this point. On one hand, the government asks us to not to commit suicide but on the other it itself isn’t helping us, which has forced farmers to protest amid this crisis,” the members said.