Government releases first tranche of domestic sugar quota of 15 LMT for November 2023

In a notification issued on October 23, the government has released the first tranche of the domestic sales quota, amounting to 15 LMT, for November 2023 with immediate effect and valid till 15th November, 2023.

The Food Ministry had allocated a 29 LMT monthly sugar quota to sugar mills for October 2023, whereas a 22 LMT monthly sugar quota was released for domestic sale in November 2022.

According to the market experts, with the festive season approaching, the government has released first tranche for November sugar quota to keep sugar prices under control. The government is committed to ensuring sugar is available to domestic consumers at a reasonable price.

As per notification, “Opening stock as on 01.11.2023 Plus (+) Production during the month of November till 15-11-2023 minus (-) Domestic dispatch in the month of November, 2023 till 15-11-2023 not exceeding the quantity as mentioned in column (4) of the table in notification against respective sugar mill.”

Quota of Dhenkanal unit of Sakthi sugars Ltd has been withheld in view of the interim orders dated 04.04.2019 of the Hon’ble High Court of Orissa at Cuttack in Writ Petition No. 588 of 2019.

The group sugar producing companies having more than one sugar producing units may maintain the stock as defined in Para (1) of this Order, either unit-wise or for the group as a whole.

The sugar-mill wise Maximum quantity of white/refined sugar for domestic sale and dispatch during the month of November, 2023 (1st Tranche) as given in column (4) of the table, has been worked out on the basis of following parameters:-

i. The November, 2023 Stock holding limit (1st Tranche) has been worked out on the basis of giving 100% weightage to the month end notional stock for the month of October, 2023.

ii. The notional month-end stock for the month of October, 2023 has been worked out on the basis of month end stock for September, 2023 and subtracting release of October, 2023

All Sugar mills are informed that all sugar mills have to register and fill online P-II on National Single Window System (NSWS) portal ( If the sugar mill does not fill online information on NSWS portal for the month of October, 2023 by 10th November, 2023, domestic quota under next tranche for November 2023 will not be released to the mills. All the sugar mills/distilleries are informed that information relating to ethanol production from B-Heavy, Sugar Syrup, Sugarcane Juice shall also be filled on NSWS portal in the P-II form itself.

All sugar mills need to send a special PII in the same format as given in NSWS Portal through email at by 17.11.2023 indicating their details of opening stock, production, sale, dispatch and closing stock of different types of sugar as on 15.11.2023. Submission of this P II is mandatory for all sugar mills.

Any violation of this order would attract the penal provisions under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, as amended from time to time.


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