ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sugar-Waiting for New Policy

two lakh tonnes in 1975-76. Subsequently they declined sharply, due partly to keener competition and partly to certain changes in government policy. A ceiling of 50,000 tonnes was imposed on export of UPS groundnut in 1976-77 and in the following year there was a total ban on exports. Though the ban was withdrawn in 1978-79 and a quota of 50,000 tonnes allotted, exports have since been canalised through the National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED). Exports have fallen short of even the modest quota every year, as the following figures show:

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