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India – Uttar Pradesh sugar mills challenge price hike [Registered]

Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh have filed a court petition against a state hike in prices they pay to farmers, an industry group said on 9 November, threatening a row that could delay crushing and hit output. On 2 November, the northern state raised the minimum price sugar mills must pay to farmers by 23.5% to Rs210 ($4.70) per kg for quality cane. Mills said this price is not viable given falls in domestic sugar prices. “The government fixed this price not on the basis of any economic criteria but it was simply a populist move,” Indian Sugar Mills Association…

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