Piyush Goyal launches new Sugar-Ethanol portal

New Delhi: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal launched new Sugar-Ethanol Portal on July 05, marking a significant step towards streamlining operations within the industry. This will enable the sugar industry to obtain all requisite approvals & licenses of concerned government departments expeditiously.

The portal, unveiled during the ‘National Conference of Food Ministers of States/UTs’, aims to enhance the production and utilization of ethanol derived from sugarcane in India. This portal will assist in policy making as all the data regarding sugar and ethanol will be available online to the government agencies.

A dynamic dashboard will also be helpful in regular monitoring of sugar production, dispatch, ethanol production and cane dues of farmers. This will bring complete transparency and also provide actionable insights to the stakeholders.

The portal demonstrates the government’s commitment to promoting a conducive business environment for the sector. With improved monitoring and streamlined processes, the portal will assist in increasing efficiency and productivity of the sector while ensuring timely payment of cane dues to farmers.

He also appreciated the efforts of the State and UT governments for procuring and distribution of foodgrains and said that all the States/UTs should work together with the Government of India in the spirit of cooperative federalism. He said this while chairing the ‘National Conference of Food Ministers of States/UTs’ organized by the Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD), in New Delhi. The Minister requested all States/UTs to submit their pending claims on dues with the union government expeditiously so that they can be settled at the earliest.

The conference was graced by Union Ministers of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ms. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, 17 Food Ministers and officials from 35 States/UTs and officials of the Department of Food and Public Distribution, Govt of India.

(With Inputs from PIB)



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