The farmer, identified as Jagannath Sonawane, a resident of Deogaon Rangari village in Gangapur tehsil of Aurangabad district, had allegedly consumed poison on Tuesday morning, when the agitation was being held.
The two mills together have already crushed over 9.40 lakh tonnes (lt) of cane in the ongoing 2017-18 sugar season (October-September), but managing director Bajirao Tukaram Pawase expects the final figure to cross 12 lt.
“From the last couple of incidents, it is clear that the farmers have to commit suicide to wake up the government. Using the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the government is cheating with farmers,” said Patil after meeting farmer Dharma Patil, who consumed poison at Mantralaya on Monday.
Fadnavis observed the waiver -- announced on June 11 after a widespread farmers' agitation -- would further stress the debt-ridden state, as his government would require to raise Rs 25,000 crore or more for this