Food minister says to take decision on sugar import soon.

The government is likely to soon take a decision on import of sugar to augment domestic supplies, as stocks are expected to fall to critically low levels. Government soon take a decision on the need to import sugar, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan posted on microblogging site Twitter. The government had taken an in-principle call to allow import of duty-free sugar, and modalities of import would be finalized soon. The government may be looking at another round of duty-free import also because it doesn’t want prices to rise ahead of the festival season.