Ministry of Petroleum and Gas assures on procurement of ethanol by OMCs

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Sugar mills have been facing difficulties in lifting of ethanol by OMCs, even though they have allocated about 325 Cr ltrs of ethanol supplies in 2020 – 21. It seems that OMCs and their depots are not fully geared up, especially in newer depots and States, to take more quantity of ethanol. The sugar industry has bee expecting an early solution to the problem by the OMCs, as done by them in the past when they had taken prompt action to negate any effect on supplies last year during lockdown.

According to a tweet by the Department of Food & Public Distribution, today a meeting under co-chairmanship of Secretary Food & Secretary MoPNG was held with OMCs, ISMA, NFCSF, AIDA to iron out problems being faced on the supply side of ethanol. Secretary MoPNG allayed fears of distillers & reiterated that all ethanol being produced will be procured by OMCs

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