Karnataka CMs sugar sop rejected

Written by Press Trust of India | Belgaum | Updated: Nov 30 2013, 05:49am hrs
Farmers organisation Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha rejected government's decision to offer Rs 150 per tonne more in addition to Rs 2,500 per tonne fixed as price for sugarcane crop, saying the increase was "meagre"

"We do not welcome the meagre incentive of Rs 150 per tonne," Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha President Kodihalli Chandrashekhar said.

CM Siddaramaiah had announced the incentive in the assembly, hours after a sugarcane farmer committed suicide on Wednesday.