Commodities

Maharashtra delegation to meet PM to apprise him on sugar industry problems

PTI Mumbai | Updated on June 24, 2011

Maharashtra Chief Minister Mr Prithviraj Chavan said on Friday that a delegation from the state will meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to apprise him of the problems faced by sugar industry in the state.

“A delegation would meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh soon to inform him about the various issues faced by the sugar industries in the state,” he said in a statement here.

Various issues were put before the Chief Minister during a meeting with members of the Co-operative Sugar Societies held here yesterday.

Some of the important demands made by the sugar societies in the meeting were permission to export 25 lakh tonnes sugar, 50 per cent import duty on sugar, and that the Centre should prepare a 50 lakh tonne buffer stock of sugar, the statement said.

Following the meeting, Mr Chavan decided to form a joint delegation of members of the state government and the sugar industry to put forth the issues before the Central government, the statement added.

Published on June 24, 2011

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