Commissioner Warns of serious action against erring Sugar Dealers

The Commissioner for Civil Supplies C.V. Anand today warned sugar traders against hiking the price by creating scarcity by stock holding of sugar illegally and practicing of speculative activities.


According to press release, the Commissioner stated that Licensed Dealers / Traders should not sell sugar more than the price decided by the Central government or state government. Raids would be conducted to check if any trader is doing business without license. A person engaged in the business of purchase, sale and storage for sale of sugar in quantities of five quintals is considered as sugar dealer. Wholesaler should get license from concerned district Civil Supplies officer, Tahasildar, and if he fail to have license, action will be taken under Civil Supplies Act.


Government of India extended the notification which imposed stock holding and turnover limits on dealers of sugar till October 28, 2017. It also authorized the state governments and union territory administrations to enforce this order.


The Commissioner conducted meeting with wholesale sugar dealers’ association representatives to discuss the regulations issued by Central government on sugar prices.


The License Fee for Wholesale is Rs.2000, and for  Retail, it is Rs.1000; for  Both, it is Rs. 3000

Security Deposit: Wholesale -Rs. 12,000, Retail  Rs. 6,000  and for both Rs. 18,000.

Stock Limits:  GHMC Area—wholesale  2000 quintals, and retailers 50 quintals;  Other areas –wholesale  1000 quintals and retailers  40 quintals.

Khandasari–wholesalers 2000 quintals and retailers  50 quintals.

At the meeting, Sugar dealers Ramprasad, Krishnamurthy and Harikishan requested  the Commissioner to take action against the dealers who are selling sugar without having license. They said that they would provide the details of those illegal dealers, the release added. (NSS).