Cabinet okays increase in sugarcane FRP by Rs 10 to Rs 285/qtl for 2020-21

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New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday determined to extend the minimal worth sugar mills pay to sugarcane growers by Rs 10 to Rs 285 per quintal for the subsequent advertising yr beginning October 2020.

The choice to extend the Honest and Remunerative Value (FRP) of sugarcane for the 2020-21 advertising yr (October-September) was taken within the assembly of the Cupboard Committee on Financial Affairs (CCEA) held right here.

The federal government had fastened sugarcane FRP at Rs 275 per quintal for the present 2019-20 advertising yr.

“The CCEA has authorized the sugarcane FRP for the 2020-21 at Rs 285 per quintal,” Data and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar mentioned in a media briefing.

In a press release, the federal government mentioned the FRP of Rs 285 per quintal has been fastened for a fundamental restoration price of 10 per cent.

Nevertheless, a premium of Rs 2.85 per quintal will likely be paid by sugar mills for each 0.1 per cent improve above 10 per cent within the restoration, it mentioned.

Additionally, the federal government has made a provision for discount in FRP by Rs 2.85 per quintal for each 0.1 share level lower in restoration, in respect of these mills whose restoration is beneath 10 per cent however above 9.5 per cent.

Nevertheless, for mills having restoration of 9.5 per cent or beneath, the FRP is fastened at Rs 270.75 per quintal.

“The dedication of FRP will likely be within the curiosity of sugarcane growers preserving in view their entitlement to a good and remunerative worth for his or her produce,” the assertion mentioned.

The FRP has been fastened according to the advice of the Fee of Agricultural Prices and Costs (CACP), a statutory physique that advises the federal government on the pricing coverage for main farm produce.

The FRP, which is set below Sugarcane (Management) Order, 1966, is the minimal worth that sugar mills must pay to sugarcane farmers.

Main sugarcane producing states comparable to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana repair their very own sugarcane worth referred to as ‘state advisory costs’ (SAPs), that are often greater than the Centre’s FRP.

The federal government estimates the nation’s whole sugar manufacturing to be at 28-29 million tonne within the present yr ending subsequent month, in comparison with 33.1 million tonne throughout 2018-19, attributable to sharp fall in cane acreage in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

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