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Sugar export norms relaxed: 1 milllion tonnes outflow likely by September

Currently sugar is exported to China, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Somalia and Dubai, among other countries


Rajesh Bhayani Mumbai
The Centre issued a notification on Tuesday relaxing sugar exports norms. Sugar exports was subject to a subsidy of Rs 55 per tonne of sugar cane payable to cane farmers. However, in the earlier notification, the ministry of consumer affairs had linked the compliance of all past conditions by mills to avail subsidy on exports. 

In February and March last year, mills violated the sugar stock limit and sold more sugar in the market than they were supposed to. They did this to generate cash before the year end. However, private sugar mills that violated this have become ineligible for

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 12:50 AM IST

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