The Central Government in its
endeavour to streamline and computerise the data management system in
sugar sector, has created a platform which facilitates all the sugar
mills in the country to submit online data on sugarcane crushed, sugar
production, dispatches and available stock of sugar etc. This platform
is expected to become the backbone in future for the management of sugar
sector. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the
Essential Commodities Act, 1955 read with Clause 10 of the Sugar
(control) Order, 1966, the Central Government has made online system
operational to all sugar mills from the last sugar season 2011-12.
During the last sugar season 2001-12, 527 sugar mills were engaged in
cane crushing operation, out of these, 484 sugar mills have furnished up
to date data up to August, 2012, while remaining 53 sugar mills have not
yet submitted up to date online details despite repeated reminders. Due
to failure on the part of these sugar mills, the Government penal action
has taken against 28 sugar mills of Maharashtra, 08 sugar mills of Uttar
Pradesh, 02 sugar mills of Madhya Pradesh, 05 sugar mills of Andra
Pradesh, 09 sugar mills of Karnataka and 01 sugar mill of Odisha.
The name of the sugar mills against whom this action has been
contemplated, can be seen on the web site of
the Directorate of sugar: fcamin.nic.in.
Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Directorate
New Delhi, 05 Novemeber, 2012 NCJ/RV