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MNS opposes sale of Pak imported sugar

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Navnirman Sena (MNS) today opposed the sale and distribution of sugar imported from at the Navi market near here.

The Raj Thackeray-led party said the move would work against the interest of domestic sugarcane cultivators and would reduce their profit.

Local leaders today visited wholesale traders in the Vashi agriculture produce market committee, the state's largest such entity, and warned the traders against distributing sugar.

"There is already a glut in production of sugar in the country, apart from the carry forward sugar stock from the previous year. On the top of it, has imported sugar and that to from This will cause domestic sugar prices to crash. We are against such imports of sugar," said Gajanan Kale, who heads the Navi unit of the

He said the imported sugar will affect the local farmers' prospects of getting better remuneration for their produce.

"Farmers from have sought loan for growing sugarcane. Many of them have even borrowed from local money-lenders. With such imports, the is crushing the farmers' dream of better earnings from the sugarcane production. This is a highly unfair move by the government." he said.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:50 IST