Govt. notifies steps on failure of submission of report on sugar export performance

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New Delhi: The Central Government, with a view to facilitate export of sugar during the sugar season 2019-20 and to improve the liquidity position of sugar mills and thereby enabling them to clear cane price dues of farmers for sugar season 2019-20, has notified on 12.09.2019 a Scheme for providing assistance to sugar mills for expenses on marketing costs including handling, upgrading and other processing costs and costs of international and internal transport and freight charges on export of sugar.

The Department vide order dated 16.09.2019, has allocated mill-wise MAEQ of 60 Lakh MT of sugar for export during the current sugar season 2019-20. Pursuant to Clause 10 of the said Notification, it has been decided that henceforth, Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) will review the performance of sugar mills on a quarterly basis during the sugar season 2019-20 and revise the allocated mill-wise MAEQ.

DFPD vide letter dated 03.1.2020 has issued guidelines to review export performance of sugar mills against MAEQ for export of sugar during the sugar season 2019-20. 2. In order to re-assess the export performance of sugar mills, the mills are requested to submit a quarterly report in the pro-forma prescribed along with a copy of contract signed for export of sugar, by 3rd February, 2020. The said information may be sent through email at: dtesug.fpd@nic.in

According to the notification issued by the DFPD on 30th January 2020, if a sugar mill does not submit its report of export performance by the cut-off date, it would be presumed that the concerned sugar mill has not signed any contract or exported any quantity at all and accordingly deductions would be made from their MAEQ and reallocated as per the guidelines.

To view the Notification Guidelines to review export performance of sugar mills against MAEQ

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