Sugar price not to go beyond Rs 40 a kg: MSCSFF

Allaying fears of a further hike, MSCSFF has said sugar price is unlikely to cross the Rs 40/kg-mark, but it will start softening only from the start of 2011.

Govt may extend sugar futures ban beyond Dec if needed: Pawar

Alarmed by rising prices, the
government on Thursday said it will consider extending ban on
futures trading of sugar beyond December, if necessary, to
curb speculative activities in the market.

I have done nothing wrong by raising farmers’ issue: Satyavrat

Even after being snubbed by AICC
for his criticism of Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, senior
Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Thursday said that he had
"not done anything wrong" while raising the issue of farmers.

Bulk sugar consumers can keep only 15 days stocks

The government today barred large
and bulk consumers of sugar from keeping more than 15 days of
stocks with them, a move aimed at checking hoarding and any
price escalation ahead of festivals Dussehra and Diwali.