Farmers in Punjab have blocked the Delhi-Amritsar national highway near Jalandhar, along with the rail tracks, over their demand for raising the State Assured Price (SAP) of sugarcane. They have already rejected the hike of Rs 15 per quintal. All this and more in our weekly news update from Punjab.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will meet farmer leaders over sugarcane prices and clearance of pending dues later today, as the protest over the issues entered its fourth day on Monday.
The agitating farmers have blocked a national highway and rail tracks over the issues in Jalandhar, impacting rail services and road traffic.
They are demanding a hike in the State Assured Price (SAP) of sugarcane.
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