Team Blitz India
NEW DELHI: For keeping the prices of essential food commodities to remain stable in festival season, the Government has taken a series of steps for price stability. This was disclosed by Union food secretary Sanjeev Chopra on October 19.
Chopra said, “The Government of India has continued ‘restriction’ of sugar exports till further orders to ensure sufficient availability of sugar for domestic consumers at reasonable price throughout the year. This would also ensure healthy stocks of sugar in the country and maintenance of consistency in India’s efforts towards greener fuel under Ethanol Blended with Petrol (EBP) Programme.”
Chopra further said, “Government has again showed its commitment towards prioritising interest of 140 crore domestic consumers with ensuring no constraints in sugar availability to them. It is noteworthy that despite international sugar prices being at 12 years high, sugar in India is among the cheapest in the world and there is only nominal increase in retail sugar prices in the country.