Sugar production in the country has increased by 52% to 42.9 lakh tonnes. Will the price go down now?


New Delhi: Sugar production in the country has also increased during the new season following the increase in sugarcane production this year. Sugar production in the country has reached 42.90 lakh tonnes between October 1, 2019 and November 30, 2020 as against 20.72 lakh tonnes in the same period last year. Thus, the country’s sugar production has increased by 52 per cent year-on-year. In terms of volume, sugar production has increased by 22.18 lakh tonnes.

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) says that in the season 2020-21, 408 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane till November 30, while 309 mills were crushing sugarcane till the same period last year. Sugar mills are currently using sugarcane juice and molasses extensively to make ethanol, which is expected to reduce sugar production by 2 million tonnes this year.

During the new season, the country has produced 12.65 lakh tonnes of sugar in Uttar Pradesh till November 30, 2020 as against 11.46 lakh tonnes in the same period last year. Sugarcane is being crushed in 111 sugar mills in the state. There are 158 sugar mills in operation in Maharashtra in the current season as against 71 in the same period last season. The state has so far produced 15.72 lakh tonnes of sugar in the current season. Gujarat has produced a total of 1.65 lakh tonnes of sugar till November 30, as against 62,000 tonnes in the same period last year. There are 15 sugar mills in operation in the state as against 14 in the same period last year.



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