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Sugaronline India Report – India’s knee-jerk policy move to hamper ethanol push

By Prerna Sharma Singh

12th December 2023

In addition to creating regulatory uncertainties, the latest government action to prevent the use of cane juice and sugar syrup will lower ethanol production and slow adoption of greener bio-fuels.

India’s government has directed the country's sugar mills and distilleries not to use sugarcane juice and sugar syrup for the production of ethanol in the 2023/24 season. This directive is aimed at ensuring sufficient sugar availability for domestic consumption and reining in the sweetener’s prices from shooting up further. However, this regulatory measure will create

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