BHOPAL: The state government has upped the price of sugar, distributed to beneficiaries under public distribution system (PDS), from Rs 13.50 per kilogram to Rs 20 per kilogram.
The hike in price has been made considering market conditions. The eligible beneficiaries under PDS will be given sugar at the amended rates from December month. Earlier, the price of Sugar was set in year 2002.
Despite hike in sugar prices, the state government is expected to bear subsidy load of around Rs 75 crore annually in the interests of consumers in the financial year 2016-17.