The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved fair and remunerative price (FRP) of sugarcane payable by sugar mills for the current sugar season (October-September) on the recommendations of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices.
FRP of sugarcane for 2020-21 sugar season is fixed at Rs.285 per quintal for a basic recovery rate of 10 per cent, a premium of Rs. 2.85 per quintal for every 0.1 per cent increase above 10 per cent in the recovery and also reduction in FRP by Rs. 2.85 per quintal for every 0.1 percentage point decrease in recovery, in respect of those mills whose recovery is below 10 per cent but above 9.5 percent. However, for mills having recovery 9.5 per cent or below, the FRP is fixed at Rs 270.75 per quintal.
The determination of FRP will be in the interest of sugarcane growers keeping in view their entitlement to a fair and remunerative price for their produce.
The ‘FRP for sugarcane is determined under Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966 and will be applicable all over the country.