Govt extends stock limits on sugar for 6 months till Apr 28

The government has extended the stockholding limit on sugar traders for six more months till Apr 28 to keep prices in check. The stock and turnover limits on sugar were to lapse on Oct 28. In August, the government had also imposed stock holding limits on sugar mills for September and October to ensure mills liquidate excess stock and prices remain in check in a year of tight supplies. India’s sugar output fell to a seven-year low of 20.3 million metric tonne in the year ended September.