Consumption of added sugar can lead to weight gain. It is also known to be one of the leading causes of tooth decay in kids. So, researchers are recommending parents to prevent kids from developing a sweet tooth.
The distribution of additional foodgrains through the PDS is being considered as state-run Food Corporation of India (FCI) is saddled with wheat and rice stock. With some foodgrains stock kept in open space, the FCI is under pressure to clear stock before the monsoon season starts.
For years, when mills recorded good sugar realisation, the committee had recommended division of the revenue generated between growers and millers in the 70:30 ratio. Millers have protested against the calculation as they feel it requires more clarity and normalisation.
Millers said during the meeting of the ministerial committee held earlier this week, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had promised that if the Uttar Pradesh government announced a subsidy package, the state government would follow suit.