Explore possibilities of sugar export, says Modi

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for exploring all possibilities for export of sugar to address the current supply-demand issues with regard to the sector.

At a high-level meeting to review the issues related to the sugar sector, he took note of the current supply-demand issues with regard to sugar and called for assiduous efforts to increase ethanol blending of fuel, an official release said here.

He also called for exploring all possibilities for export of sugar.

Modi reviewed the progress with regard to the Rs. 6,000 crore incentive package approved by the union government in June, the release said.

The prime minister emphasized that the farmers’ interest be kept foremost at all times, and issues related to sugar sector be monitored regularly. Long-term measures with regard to the sector were also discussed.

The meeting was chaired by the prime minister and attended by union ministers Arun Jaitley, Radha Mohan Singh, Ram Vilas Paswan, Nirmala Sitharaman and Sanjeev Kumar Balyan.

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