UP mills allowed to sell imported raw sugar

Raw sugar can be sold to mills outside the state

PTI | February 16, 2010



The centre has allowed mills in Uttar Pradesh to sell raw sugar imported by them, but lying at various ports because of a ban, to mills in other states--a decision that will help augment availability of the sweetener and curb its price.

About 8 lakh tonnes of imported raw sugar are lying at ports due to ban imposed by the Uttar Pradesh government in November last year on processing them in the state.

"In view of the difficulties being faced by importers of raw sugar to move imported stocks to Uttar Pradesh for refining, the government has decided to allow such sugar mills and refineries to make one time sale of such stocks to other mills/refineries," the finance ministry said in a circular.

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