New Delhi : In a bid to ensure better remuneration to sugarcane farmers, the government Friday decided to repeal the control order on gur (jaggery) for free sale of sugarcane.
"The Union Cabinet gave its approval for dispensing with control over jaggery and gave its approval for amending the Sugarcane (control) Order, 1966," Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi told reporters after a meeting of the union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
"This would help sugarcane farmers to dispose of their cane and get higher price for it," Dasmunsi said.
"The move is aimed at helping small-scale gur industries to grow. Since sugarcane supplies are in abundance, this will also help the cane farmers," official sources said.
The present law restricts jaggery production by such industries to a certain limit.