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Why Paswan is unhappy with sugar producer's association

His anger at association is unusual because so far govt is dealing with this industry body softly

Rajesh Bhayani  |  Mumbai 

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the estimates of sugar production provided by the Indian Sugar Mills Association (Isma) were low and “misleading” and no import was required now because the country had enough sugar.  However, his anger at the association is unusual because so far the government has been dealing with this industry body softly. An official in the know of things said that the Isma’s final production estimates had been 10-12 per cent lower than the initial estimates and that was impacting policy decisions. However, the Isma ...

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