The Central Government, with a view to offset the cost of cane and facilitate timely payment of cane price dues of farmers for sugar season 2017-18, has notified the Scheme for Assistance to Sugar Mills.
Mills which fulfill the following conditions will be eligible for assistance under this Scheme:
(a) Mills having ethanol production capacity and who have signed contracts with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) for supply of ethanol, should have supplied at least 80% of indented quantity of ethanol under Ethanol Blended with Petrol Programme (EBP) to OMCs during 2017-18 ethanol season (December, 2017 – November, 2018).
(b) The mill should have filed updated online return in Proforma-II relating to data on crushing of cane, production of sugar, sale of sugar and by-products, etc. as prescribed by DFPD under the provisions of Sugar (Control) Order, 1966.
(c) The mill should have fully complied with all the orders/directives of Department of Food and Public Distribution (DFPD) to the sugar mills during 2017-18 sugar season.
[Notification No. 1(5)/2018-S.P.-I]