PM Modi: “Deemed to fulfill commitments to farmers” after the FRP action

New Delhi: On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed that his administration is dedicated to keeping all of its commitments to the nation’s farmers. His statement was made the day after the Center raised the sugarcane FRP per quintal from ₹25 to ₹340.

“Every decision pertaining to the welfare of our countrywide farming brothers and sisters is something that our administration is dedicated to implementing. In this particular setting, the price of purchasing sugarcane has historically increased. Countless farmers who grow sugarcane would profit from this action,” he said in Hindi on X.

On Wednesday, the government made the decision to increase the minimum price that mills must pay sugarcane producers for the 2024–25 season, which begins in October, from ₹25 to ₹340 per quintal.

Since taking office in 2014, the administration headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declared the highest fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane. This is the second time that the Modi administration has raised the FRP in one go by ₹25 per quintal in terms of volume.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting when the decision to raise the FRP was made. Additionally, it occurs before the general elections.

Mostly in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka, sugarcane, sugarcane is sugarcane farmed.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said, “This is a historic price of sugarcane which is about 8 percent higher than FRP of sugarcane for the current season 2023-24.”

PM Modi’s statement coincides with Punjabi farmers’ Delhi Chalo demonstration, in which they are calling for MSP assistance for all crops. Farmers and police battled at the Shambhu border between Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday. Twelve police officers were hurt in the altercation, and one demonstrator lost their life.

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