MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION
(Department of Food and Public Distribution)
ORDER

New Delhi, the 31st May, 2021

S.O. 2071(E).––In exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 (10 of 1955), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order further to amend the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966, namely:––

1. (1) This Order may be called the Sugarcane (Control) Amendment Order, 2021.

(2) It shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966,––

(a) in clause 2,––

(i) for sub-clause (c), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:––

“(c) ‘factory or sugar factory’ means any premises including the precincts thereof in any part of which sugarcane is crushed and either sugar is manufactured by vacuum pan process or at its own option, ethanol is manufactured from sugarcane juice or sugar or sugar syrup or molasses, including B-Heavy molasses;‘;

(ii) for sub-clause (i), the following sub-clause shall be substituted, namely:––

‘(i) ‘producer of sugar’ means a person carrying on the business of manufacturing sugar by vacuum pan process or at its own option, manufacturing of ethanol from sugarcane juice or sugar or sugar syrup or molasses, including B-Heavy molasses;‘;

(b) in clause 3, in sub-clause (1), for Explanation (3), the following Explanation shall be substituted, namely:-

“Explanation (3).–– For the purpose of this order, ―ethanol” includes rectified spirit, special denatured spirit, extra neutral alcohol, absolute alcohol, anhydrous de-natured ethanol, fuel grade ethanol or any other form of ethyl alcohol.‘;

(c) in clause 6B, in sub-clause (2), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:––

‘Provided that the requirement of submission of performance guarantee is not required in case of a factory set up to produce only ethanol from sugarcane juice or sugar or sugar syrup or molasses including B-Heavy molasses.’;

(d) in clause 6C,––

(i) in sub-clause (1), for the words ‘shall be three years’, the words’ shall, except in the case of production of only ethanol from sugarcane juice or sugar or sugar syrup or molasses including B-Heavy molasses, be three years’ shall be substituted;

(ii) after sub-clause (2), the following sub-clause shall be inserted, namely:––

“(3) In the case of a factory set up to produce only ethanol from sugarcane juice or sugar or sugar syrup or molasses including B-Heavy molasses, the stipulated time for taking effective steps as specified in Explanation 4 to clause 6A shall be three years from the date of filing of the Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum, failing which the Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum shall stand derecognised:

Provided that in case where production of ethanol does not commence within the stipulated time, the Chief Director (Sugar), Directorate of Sugar and Vegetable Oils may, after taking into consideration the progress made by the project proponent with respect to arrangement of land for the project, obtaining of environmental clearance and sanction or disbursement of loan by the bank, give extension of one year for implementing the Industrial Entrepreneur Memorandum and commencement of commercial production thereof.’.

[F. No. 3(3)/2018-SP-I]
SUBODH KUMAR SINGH, Jt. Secy.

Note : The principal Order was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide number G.S.R. 1126/Ess.Com./Sugarcane, dated the 16th July, 1966 and was subsequently amended vide:

1. G.S.R. 35/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 05.01.1967

2. G.S.R. 1591/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 17.10.1967

3. G.S.R. 945/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 18.05.1968

4. G.S.R. 1456/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 02.08.1968

5. G.S.R. 620(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 08.04.1970

6. G.S.R. 402(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 25.09.1974

7. G.S.R. 492(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 12.09.1975

8. G.S.R. 542(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 27.10.1975

9. G.S.R. 484(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 26.07.1976

10. G.S.R. 799(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 13.09.1976

11. G.S.R. 815(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 24.09.1976

12. G.S.R. 913(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 09.12.1976

13. G.S.R. 62(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 02.02.1978

14. G.S.R. 197(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 28.03.1978

15. G.S.R. 427(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 03.07.1981

16. G.S.R. 79(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 24.02.1982

17. G.S.R. 695(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 09.09.1983

18. G.S.R. 903(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 29.11.2000

19. G.S.R. 113(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 20.02.2003

20. G.S.R. 204(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 22.03.2004

21. S.O. 1940(E) dated 10.11.2006

22. S.O. 1309(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 31.07.2007

23. S.O. 2198(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 28.12.2007

24. S.O. 2984(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 29.12.2008

25. S.O. 2665(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 22.10.2009

26. S.O. 33(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 07.01.2010

27. G.S.R. 2787(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 24.08.2016

28. S.O. 3093(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 30.09.2016

29. S.O. 3663(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 26.07.2018

30. S.O. 5258(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 12.10.2018

31. S.O. 4149(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 19.11.2019

32. S.O. 4778(E)/Ess.Com./Sugarcane dated 30.12.2020

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