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Govt approves Rs 6,268 crore subsidy to promote sugar exports

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August 29, 2019

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Govt approves Rs 6,268 crore subsidy to promote sugar exports

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved sugar export policy for evacuation of surplus stocks during sugar season 2019-20. The CCEA, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave nod to sugar export subsidy of about Rs 6,268 crore to liquidate surplus domestic stock and help mills in clearing huge sugarcane arrears to farmers.

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Renault Triber launched in India; price starts at Rs 4.95 lakh

French carmaker Renault on Wednesday launched a sub 4 metre seven seater MPV Triber at Rs 4.95 lakh and Rs 6.49 lakh across four variants in India. Based on a revamped version of the company's entry level hatchback Kwid's CMFA platform, it gets Kwid's 1 litre three cylinder petrol engine that has a peak power output of 71 bhp and torque of 96 NM.
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