Dalmia Bharat Sugar surrenders raw sugar import quota.

Dalmia Bharat Sugar and Industries Ltd has surrendered the quota allocated to it by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade for import of raw sugar. The mill has surrendered the quota as the quantity allocated to it was very small and thus import would be unviable. Running refineries for just seven-to-eight days of operations is not viable. Dalmia Bharat Sugar had applied for 100,000 tonne raw sugar–50,000 tonne each from the east zone and the south zone. The government considered monthly refining capacity of mills, quantity applied, and number of applications within a zone while considering requests for raw sugar import. Such a small quantity that too from two different ports would not be viable. Dalmia (Bharat Sugar) had opted out of the quota before Apr 28, and license has not been issued to it. If an pplicant fails to bring in sugar after obtaining a licence, they would have to pay a penalty of 0.5% of the value of the unutilised quota.