IANS | 25 May, 2022
The Centre has placed a cap on the export of sugar under the "restricted" category which will be effective from June 1.
latest move comes days after banning the export of wheat in order to
control rising inflation and to ensure availability in the domestic
India's retail inflation has been above RBI's tolerance
band for the fourth straight month in April, and is likely to continue
in the coming months too.
The upper limit for sugar exports has
been kept at 10 million tonnes for the marketing season ending October
31, the government said late on Tuesday night.
Notably, India is the second largest exporter of the sweetener.
on Tuesday the Centre allowed the import of a quantity of 20 lakh
tonnes each of crude soyabean oil and crude sunflower oil per year for a
period of two years at zero customs duty and Agricultural
Infrastructure and Development Cess.
It is important to note here that India fulfills a major portion of its edible oil requirements through imports.
ongoing war in Ukraine has led to a short supply of sunflower oil as
both the countries involved in the war are major producers of sunflower
Further, during the weekend the government reduced excise
duties on petrol and diesel, reduced import duties on some raw materials
needed for steel production and announced subsidies for Ujjwala gas