India Cooperative sugar mills oppose move to impose stockholding restrictions.

Cooperative sector sugar mills across the country have stated that the impact of the stock limit will dampen the cooperative sugar sector. The National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF) has expressed concern that the decision to impose stock limits is likely to result in dropping the ex-mill realization below the current levels of Rs 3,650 per quintal in addition to GST and this may adversely affect the timely cane payment to farmers across the country. The food ministry has imposed limits on stocks sugar mills can hold during September and October, in a bid to discourage hoarding and curb any potential price rise during the festival season.