Sugar futures up 1.29% on Rangarajan committee recommendations
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Sugar futures prices today surged 1.29 per cent to Rs 3,434 per quintal as speculators enlarged their positions after the Rangarajan Committee suggested de-control of the sector.
Besides, strong demand in the spot markets for the festive season too influenced sugar prices.
At the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange, sugar for delivery in October spurted by Rs 44, or 1.29 per cent, to Rs 3,434 per quintal, with an open interest of 3,280 lots. Similarly, the sweetener for delivery in November gained Rs 11, or 0.33 per cent to Rs 3,370 per quintal in 33,920 lots.
Market analysts attributed the rise in sugar prices at futures trade to the Rangarajan Committee's recommendation de-control of the sugar sector by giving freedom to mills to sell their produce in open market and removing the obligation on the industry to supply the sweetener at below market price for ration shops.
Further, strong demand in the market for the festive and marriage season, also gave push to rising sweetener's prices at futures trade, they said.
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