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Centre plans to give freedom to states to hike PDS sugar price

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 07, 2013, 13:20

Food Minister K V Thomas on Wednesday said his ministry has moved a cabinet proposal to give freedom to state governments to hike the retail price of sugar sold in ration shops.

Centre asks states to start buying sugar from open market for PDS

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 15:55

The Centre has asked state governments to immediately start buying sugar from the open market to ensure supply to ration card holders as it is left with the stock to meet PDS requirement for current month only.

Govt notifies decision on partial sugar decontrol

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 14:39

The government has notified the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) decision to remove two key controls on sugar sector.

Food Ministry notifies CCEA decision on sugar decontrol

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 23:09

Currently, sugar is sold at the retail issue price (RIP) of Rs 13.50 per kg in ration shops.

Food Min to notify sugar decontrol steps next week

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2013, 11:22

On April 4, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) had decided to partially decontrol the sugar sector, the only industry left under the government control.

Centre to bear extra PDS sugar subsidy for 2 years: FM

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 20:30

The Centre will bear an additional annual subsidy of Rs 2,600 crore on account of decontrolling the sugar sector only for two years, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday.

Experts cautiously hopeful on sugar decontrol

Last Updated: Saturday, April 06, 2013, 12:55

Experts have kept their fingers crossed in relation to dilution of the spirit of the Rangarajan’s committee recommendations.

Another anti-people decision: Mamata Banerjee on decontrol of sugar

Last Updated: Friday, April 05, 2013, 20:27

Criticising the partial decontrol of sugar, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday dubbed it as another `anti-people` measure by the Centre.

Sugar stocks surge on decontrol buzz

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 22:24

Shares of sugar manufacturers led by Bajaj Hindusthan surged by more than 7 percent on BSE ahead of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) meeting which is likely is to take up a proposal on sugar decontrol.

Partial decontrol of sugar sector; prices not to go up: Govt

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 20:21

In a major reform, the government Thursday partially decontrolled the Rs 80,000-crore sugar sector by giving freedom to millers to sell in the open market and removed their obligation to supply the sweetener at subsidised rates to ration shops.

No decision on sugar decontrol

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 09:22

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday did not take up the proposal to decontrol the sugar sector as Finance Minister P Chidambaram is away on a foreign tour.

Sugar decontrol buzz gains momentum!

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 14:15

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider the long-standing sugar decontrol proposal this week. But, can the government bite the bullet on an issue which is politically contentious and dear to sugarcane farmers in the heartland?