Maharashtra government will deliberate proposal of giving transport subsidy to sugar mills

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Maharashtra government is considering Rs 187 crore transport subsidy to the sugar mills to help them compete with the sugar mills from Uttar Pradesh to retain the market in East and North-east India.

According to the news report published in Economic Times, the mills that are selling sugar to markets served by the railways and which are located beyond 800 kilometers from the sugar mills will be eligible for the subsidy.

State sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said, “We have proposed a scheme of giving transport subsidy of Rs 1/kilogram of sugar sold using the railways at a market which is located more than 800 kilometers away.” The total outlay of the proposed scheme is of Rs 187 crore.”

 

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