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India's sugar policy, world prices, hinge on delayed monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 16:15

Uncertainty over progress of the delayed monsoon is complicating India`s sugar policy, raising the risk it will halt sugar export subsidies in a move that would buoy world prices.

Govt lifts quantitative ceiling on organic sugar exports

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 01:47

In a move expected to help the cash-starved industry, the government has removed the quantitative ceiling on exports of organic sugar.

Food Min moves Cabinet note to suspend sugar export subsidy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:07

The Food Ministry has sought approval to end the subsidy for raw sugar exports one year earlier as it is being availed only by a few sugar mills, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

CCEA defers subsidy on raw sugar exports

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 21:00

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Tuesday deferred a decision on fixing subsidy for exports of raw sugar, amid differences between food and agriculture ministries.

No proposal to ban sugar exports: Govt

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 15:35

There is no proposal to ban sugar exports despite a likely drop in production in the marketing year starting October 2012 due to poor rains, the government said on Tuesday.

No need to ban sugar exports: Pawar

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 18:53

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said there is no need to ban sugar exports as global prices of the sweetener are lower than the domestic rates, making outbound shipments unviable.

Govt may allow sugar exports of up to 2.5 million tonne

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 13:04

The government may allow up to 2.5 million tonne sugar export under the Open General Licence (OGL) scheme in the 2011-12 marketing year ending in October.

Commerce ministry relaxes norms on sugar exports

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 22:04

After intervention by Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Food Minister K V Thomas, the Commerce Ministry on Wednesday relaxed conditions for sugar exports by raising the quota to 25,000 tonnes from 10,000 tonnes.

Turf war in govt over sugar export control

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 00:11

In a turf war to control sugar exports, the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday fixed a quota of 10,000 tonnes per trader, reversing decision of the Food Ministry which allowed unrestricted shipments of the sweetener.

Govt will consider allowing more sugar exports: Thomas

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 16:06

With upward revision in sugar production estimates, Food Minister K V Thomas on Wednesday said the government will consider allowing more exports of the sweetener in the current marketing year ending September.

Govt notifies additional 1 mn tonnes of sugar exports

Last Updated: Friday, February 24, 2012, 19:40

The government on Friday notified exports of additional one million tonnes of sugar, weeks after a panel of ministers had approved the same.

ISMA seeks nod for immediate export of 20 lakh tonne of sugar

Last Updated: Thursday, October 27, 2011, 19:28

The apex industry body for private sugar mills, ISMA, has urged the government to immediately allow exports of at least 20 lakh tonnes of the sweetener to improve their cash flows for making payment to cane farmers.