India, Feb. 16 -- Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary has criticised the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to not increase the State-Advised Price (SAP) of sugarcane for the third consecutive year.

The state Cabinet on Sunday cleared the proposal to maintain the status quo on the SAP for 2020-21 crushing season. In a statement issued here on Monday, Jayant said the government chose to ignore farmers' hard work and rising input cost by not increasing the SAP for the third year in a row.

"The prices of diesel, electricity, urea etc are rising constantly and farmers were looking forward to an increase in the SAP but the government has disappointed them yet again," he said.

He alleged that the government want...