Madras High Court
Madras High Court

FRP fixed by Central government for sugarcane farmers is like minimum wage, not fair market price: Madras High Court

The Court said it is only when State governments pay the higher State Advised Price (SAP) that that small and marginal farmers could survive.

The Madras High Court recently said that the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) fixed by the Union government for sugarcane farmers was more akin to minimum wages and not fair price [P Ayyakannu v The Government of Tamilnadu].

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