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Govt releases 14.5 lakh tonnes free sale sugar for May

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) The Government today released 14.5 lakh tonnes of non-levy sugar in the domestic market as quota for May 2006 as compared to 11 lakh tonnes released in the same month last year.

A quantity of 1.54 lakh metric tonnes of levy sugar has also been released for distribution under the Public Distribution System.

Thus, the total availability of sugar for the month would be 16.04 lakh tonnes.

The sugar released for the month is required to be sold within the month and any unsold quantity at the end of the month would be converted into levy sugar, an official release here said.

UNI BBS SBJ RS1854 New Delhi,

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