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Decontrolling Sugar

New Delhi: November 26,2012

The 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.

 

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