Pertaining to the in-principle approval of the Cabinet imposing strict restrictions on sugar traders in Punjab, on Friday the Punjab Food Department has issued a formal notification.
According to the notification issued under Sugar Supply Chain Management Order 2021, the Cane Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will have full authority to take action and sell in case of sugar shortage.
The notification says that if the stock of sugar decreases, the Deputy Commissioners will have to be informed. Under the new law, no dealer or wholesaler will be able to buy sugar without registration.
Warehouses of sugar mills and dealers will be registered and only a registered dealer would be able to buy and sell sugar.
In addition, the whole sugar-trade would now work under formal registration procedures where all the sellers, stock-brokers and buyers of sugar would get registered.