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Centre rules out hike in MSP of sugar; exports may touch 60 lakh tonnes in 2021-22

New Delhi.Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey on Friday ruled out hike in the minimum
selling price of sugar from current Rs 31 per kg as domestic rates are higher and
expressed confidence that exports will touch 50-60 lakh tonnes in the current
marketing year starting October.Addressing 87th Annual General
Meeting (AGM) of the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), Pandey pointed out that ethanol blending withpetrol touched 8.1 per cent during 2020-21 as against the target of 8.5 per cent and stressed on achieving the 10 per cent target in the current year.
He asked sugar mills to invest in creating storage capacity for ethanol so that
they can supply the green fuel to OMCs on a regular basis.PTI