Centre increases MSP of Sugar by Rs.2/Kg

Fri 15 Feb 2019, 11:39:49
The Centre has increased the minimum selling price of sugar by two rupees per kilogram to 31 rupees a kilogram.

Briefing reporters in New Delhi yesterday, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said, considering the rising arrears of sugarcane growers, the food department has increased the Minimum Support Price of sugar from 29 rupees to 31 rupees per kilogram for the year 2018-19.

He said, with this step the appropriate amount will be available to sugar mills, which will enable them to pay the sugarcane farmers on time.

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