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Some 1.5 million tonnes of sugar stored in the open in Maharashtra, India [Registered]

Lack of storage capacity in Maharashtra, has resulted in some 1.5 million tonnes of sugar worth around Rs 4,500 crore (U$1 billion) lying in the open exposed to elements and liable to significant spoilage from rains and high moisture content according to Business Standard. Narendra Murkumbi, president of Indian Sugar Mills Association (Isma) was quoted as saying “We do not expect this stock to get washed away in the rain. But, high moisture will surely affect the quality of the sweetener.” Collectively, this sugar is stored in the open in various places in the state, most probably near railway godowns,…

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