New Delhi– The central government on Thursday extended the deadline for import of five lakh tonnes of raw sugar from June 12 to June 30 following representations from sugar mills and trade associations.

As per a release, the extension of date means mills and refiners can complete the import of raw sugar until June 30.

Last week, the government had allowed raw sugar imports till June 12 to ensure timely availability of sugar in the country and to maintain domestic price at reasonable levels.