Shares of Shree Renuka Sugars was up 12 per cent, Bajaj Hindustan was up 7 per cent, Balrampur gained 7 per cent and Dhampur Sugars rallied 8 per cent in trade. Other sugar stocks like Triveni and KCP also rallied in trade.
The government will examine raising import tax on sugar to support local prices and help mills clear dues to cane growers, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday.
Paswan also said that the government is examining providing additional interest-free loans of Rs 4,400 crore to cash-strapped sugar mills to clear dues to cane farmers.
There were also reports that the government may look at encouraging ethanol blending in petrol. The Business Standard reported that the government could also consider import of E85 engines that run on 85 per cent blend of ethanol.