India’s sugar export to Afghanistan affected after Taliban takeover


New Delhi: After the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the sugar export from India has almost come to halt as Indian merchants reporting cancellation of orders.

India annually exports around 6, 00,000-7, 00,000 tonnes of sugar to Afghanistan. This year around 6,50,000 tonnes of sugar has been exported.

According to the news agency PTI, Subodh Kumar Singh, Joint Secretary, Food Ministry said, “The current situation in Afghanistan has impacted our sugar exports to that country and some orders have been cancelled.”

We expect that the sugar exports will resume next season, he said, after normalcy will return in the new regime.

Meanwhile, a price control committee is to be established in Afghanistan amid a spike in prices on imported food and fuel, Afghan Khaama Press news agency reported on Wednesday.

After the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, locals reported on the rise of prices of basic commodities, including gas and food products such as rice, flour, bean, sugar, tea and others.

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