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India: Not paid, cane growers on warpath against govt, mills

Three months after the 2018-19 cane crushing season came to an end, the cash-strapped government is yet to pay the subsidy of Rs 25 per quintal to growers in the state. As a result, farmers have launched an agitation against the government. Hundreds of cane growers held a protest outside the sugar mill at Mukerian and another protest was held outside the office of Hoshiarpur DC today. Two days ago, farmers had protested in Tanda, demanding their dues from the sugar mill.