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NEW DELHI: The Union Government has released 12 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar as quota for indigenous free sale for September compared with 11 lt for August.

With the release of 2.16 lt as levy quota for the month, the total availability for domestic consumption for September would be 14.16 lt, according to an official release. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution is monitoring the price and availability of sugar in the country and with enough stock in hand it is in a position to release further substantial quantities if required.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated September 1, 2005)
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