Punjab's Chief Minister, Bhagwant Mann, has made a major announcement by raising the State Agreed Price (SAP) for sugarcane cultivators. The recent increase of Rs 11 brings the SAP to a record Rs 391 per quintal, reaffirming Punjab's position as a frontrunner in supporting its farmers.
Mann expressed that the number 11 holds significance in Punjab as a symbol of good fortune, and hence, the government has chosen to offer this raise as a token of appreciation to the farmers. He emphasized that Punjab stands at the forefront nationally, providing the highest rate for sugarcane, a move that will greatly benefit the state's farming community. Mann fulfilled his commitment made during a recent meeting with farmers, assuring them that Punjab would lead the nation in offering the maximum sugarcane price.
Highlighting the government's proactive stance, Mann noted that Punjab had previously offered Rs 380 per quintal as SAP, the highest until Haryana raised it to Rs 386 per quintal. However, Mann asserted that Punjab has now revised this price upwardly to Rs 391 per quintal, aiming to significantly support the state's farmers.
The Chief Minister reiterated the government's dedication to the welfare of all segments of society, including farmers, traders, vulnerable sections, and employees. He hinted at forthcoming positive developments for other sectors to shape a prosperous Punjab. Mann stressed the administration's commitment to utilizing public funds prudently for the populace's welfare, citing several people-centric and development-oriented policies initiated by the state government.