Committee headed by Dr. C. Rangarajan, Chairman, Prime Ministerís
Economic Advisory Council, has interalia recommended removal of levy
obligation on sugar mills. The Committee has further recommended that
the states which want to provide sugar under PDS may henceforth procure
it from the market directly according to their requirement and may also
fix the issue price. The recommendations of the Committee are under
consideration of the Government.
Some cane farmers have supported the proposal. The views of State
Governments have been invited.
This information was given by the Minister of State (IC) for Consumer
Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Prof. K.V.Thomas in a written reply
in the Rajya Sabha today.