Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said that the government will continue to export sugar irrespective of any opposition. Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has said that the urban concern over rising prices of sugar is fine, but what about increasing sugar production so that people we do not face any scarcity. He said that the state needed to increase the area under sugarcane production. He said that now that they have a bumper production why should they not sell it in the international market? The minister talked about exporting sugar when sugarcane farmers sought an assurance from him that their produce would get them at least Rs3,000 per tonne. To that the minister answered that he has never been opposed to farmers getting a better price but they should be ready to go to the international market. He tried to allay fears of rising prices by citing the example of his ministry’s policy on cotton. Bureau report – NMTV News.
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