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5% increase in India’s sugar output in 2011/12 expected [Registered]

Sugar production in India may grow for the third year in 2011/12 (Oct/Sep) as farmers increase plantings, industry sources said. Output will increase by at least 5% from this year’s 25 million tonnes, white value, boosting the country’s surplus, said Vinay Kumar, managing director of the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories which represents about 50% of the country’s total output. Meanwhile, the ongoing delay of issuing official notifications for permitting the export of 500,000 tonnes of sugar under the open general licence scheme (OGL) – despite the approval of the measure by the Empowered Group of Ministers on March…

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