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Kisan Mahapanchayat: Lakhimpur Kheri incident, non-payment of dues to sugarcane farmers on agenda

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait said the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of farmers unions, will hold a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on Monday on the issues pertaining to the law on MSP guarantee, Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the non-payment of the dues to the sugarcane farmers.Speaking to ANI on Sunday, Tikait claimed that the crops are not procured by the government as per the Minimum Support Price (MSP). “The panchayat is being held against the incident that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri. The amount has not been paid for the sugarcane, it is related to that as well. More than Rs 4,000 crore is due now. The farmers growing potatoes are upset, the crops are procured as per the MSP. The central government has decided to roll back three laws, the state government should write to the centre…

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