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Post by Seva Lamberdar Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:15 am

"SAP raised to Rs 360 in Punjab; sugarcane farmers call off stir"

Tribune News Service
(Chandigarh: August 24, 2021)

With an eye on the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections, the Congress government today announced a hike in state advised price (SAP) of sugarcane by Rs 50 per quintal over the last year’s price, fixing it at Rs 360 per quintal. Welcoming the decision, the protesting farmers lifted the blockade on the Jalandhar-Phagwara highway and rail tracks.

Private sugar mills seek subsidy:

Punjab Private Sugar Mills Association, a body of seven mills, says they will pay the hiked SAP only if the state subsidises them. ....

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/sap-raised-to-rs-360-in-punjab-sugarcane-farmers-call-off-stir-301562
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Post by Seva Lamberdar Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:53 am

With large chunks of population voting in state and federal elections according to the farm subsidies (Govt. subsidized water, electricity, fertilizers, seeds, crop / produce sale prices, etc.) and the quotas / reservations in education and jobs based on castes (including again the most farmers, among other castes), it looks like the democracy has a very limited scope and the narrow lifeline.
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Post by Seva Lamberdar Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:45 am

Rather than the political parties making all kinds of promises and deals ahead of elections to assume and stay in power, democracy will be greatly served and stay healthy if the political parties (including the Govt.) let the free market economy decide the prices of goods (without the Govt. setting and supporting the price of goods including the farm produce) and the Govt. assistance (in education and jobs, etc.) given only to the really economically needy (living below or near the poverty line / limit), without any consideration of caste (caste label).
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