View: As a surplus sugar producer, India needs to become a major exporter

On December 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a day of ‘special joy’ for the millions who provide Indians food: farmers. Farmers were to celebrate GoI’s promise to transfer Rs 35 billion in subsidies to them. Modi did not mean farmers who grew food grains, who number more than 250 million, but those numbering 15 million, at most, who sold cane to sugar mills.They would get another Rs 53.61 billion. That is not a new promise. That





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