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Friday, March 15, 2019

Hassled by cane growers’ agitation, villagers protest


Hassled by cane growers’ agitation, villagers protest

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, March 14

On the eighth day of the protest, the cane growers on Thursday burnt the effigy of the state Congress government and announced to intensify their agitation.

On the contrary, residents of Benra village protested on the Dhuri-Sangrur road and alleged that the cane growers’ stir had created problems for them.

“We have been sitting here on protest for the last eight days but the state government has not taken the required steps to solve our problems. We will intensify our agitation in the coming days if the authorities fail to release the pending amount of Rs 60 crore,” said Harjeet Singh, a member of the Cane Growers’ Sangharsh Committee.

Meanwhile, the residents of Benra village alleged that they had been facing problems due to the cane growers’ protest.

“The cane growers are creating problems for the villagers. We will intensify our agitation if the administration fails to solve our problem as we are suffering without any fault of ours,” said Benra villagers.

Dhuri SDM Satwant Singh said Benra villagers had started facing problems due to the cane growers’ protest.

“We have been trying to convince the Benra residents as well as the cane growers to lift their blockades from the road. For the cane growers’ payment, the state authorities are also trying to talk to the mill owner in Uttar Pradesh,” the SDM said.

Benra villagers protest on the Sangrur-Dhuri road. 

We’ve been trying to convince Benra villagers and the cane growers to lift their blockades from the road. For the cane growers’ payment, the state is also trying to talk to the mill owner in Uttar Pradesh. —Satwant Singh, Dhuri SDM

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