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Sugar production jumps 42% in Oct-Nov

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 09, 2018 Published on December 05, 2017

Sugarcane crushing has been taken up by 443 mills against 393 mills in the same period last year.

Sugar mills in the country during the first two months of crushing season produced 39.51 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar, which is 42 per cent higher than that during the corresponding period last year, a statement from the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Wednesday. Sugar production till November 30 last year was 27.82 lt.

Sugarcane crushing has been taken up by a total of 443 mills, including 170 in Maharashtra and 110 in Uttar Pradesh, as against 393 mills in the same period last year. Units in Maharashtra produced 14.9 lakh tonnes of sugar as against 9.42 lt till November 30 last year, UP mills 8.48 lt (5.11 lt) and those in Karnataka 6.82 lt (6.8 lt) respectively, the ISMA statement said.

During the same period 17 sugar mills in Gujarat produced 1.80 lt as against 1.4 lt previous year. Mills in other states contributed to a total of 2.4 lt, it said.

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Published on December 05, 2017
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