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India yet to take call on extending sugar export sops - Paswan
November 20, 2014 / 8:38 AM / 3 years ago

India yet to take call on extending sugar export sops - Paswan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is yet to take a call on extending sops for overseas sale of sugar in the 2014/15 season, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday.

An employee works inside a sugar mill at Morinda in the northern Indian state of Punjab December 30, 2010. REUTERS/Ajay Verma/Files

The minister also said mills owed about 43 billion rupees ($692 million) to cane growers for the last season ended Sept. 30.

Sugar season in India, the world’s second biggest producer after Brazil, runs from October to September.

Reporting by Mayank Bhardwaj

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