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Sugar mills get a breather as Maharashtra lifts ban on sale of molasses


The Maharashtra government has lifted the ban on sale of molasses to other States and countries, as the decline in demand and production of liquor due to the lockdown has resulted in accumulation of molasses with mills.

“Lifting of the ban will streamline the molasses business, which is stagnant due to the Covid-19 spread. Sugar mills could sell their stock of molasses, which will solve storage and pollution problems. Farmers dependent on mills will benefit if molasses get a good price,” the State government’s resolution stated.

In December 2019, Maharashtra had banned the sale of molasses to other States ...


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