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Punjab farmer burns sugarcane worth Rs 5 lakh as mills remain closed due to Coronavirus

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A farmer in Punjab set his sugarcane field ablaze, burning down sugarcane worth Rs 5 lakh after he was unable to fetch it to the sugar mill as mills remain closed due to the lockdown. The farmer, Jagtar Singh, said he somehow managed to sell a few bundles of sugarcane to small juice-sellers, but with the lockdown in place, even that became difficult with every passing day. He also demanded a compensation from the government.