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Sugaronline India Report – Indian government to hike the minimum sale price of sugar

By Prerna Sharma Singh

27th February 2024

Feedstock restrictions for ethanol production and an export ban have been straining the finances of Indian sugar companies. However, in a notable shift, the government is contemplating raising the Minimum Sale Price of sugar, a long-standing demand of the millers.

As expected, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the proposed hike in the fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane by 8% to INR340 per quintal for the 2024-25 marketing season starting on October 1. This price will be applicable to a sugar recovery rate of

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