Container shortage issue: Government to hold meet today

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Shortage of container is impacting the sugar export in the country. According to the media report, a meeting co-chaired by joint secretary (sugar) and joint secretary at the Ministry of Commerce and industry is scheduled for Friday to address the shortage of containers and other issues related to export of sugar with industry associations and port authorities.

This year the government has set a target of exporting 60 lakh tonne of sugar to help sugar mills to maintain liquidity and clear cane bills of sugarcane farmers. The Department of Food and Public Distribution has stated that many stakeholders from the sugar sector have complained about lack of sufficient containers to export sugar.

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