Sugar Cane Growers Association (SCGA) has urged the government to allow tax free import of raw sugar to meet the shortage of sugar cane supply to sugar mills by November.
Convenor SCGA Javed Malik stated this in a press release here on Monday.
He said that in the backdrop of ongoing sugar crises in the country the retail price of sugar increased from Rs 45 per kilo to Rs 85 per kilo in a short span of time.
The devastating flood completely destroyed the sugar cane producing belt which compounded sugar crisis.
He said in order to stabilize sugar prices in the open market the government needs to act swiftly in the interest of consumers.
He said that raw sugar must be available to millers by November so that it can be processed along with the crushing of sugarcane crop to avoid extra fuel cost and other expenses.