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UP produces record 590 lakh quintal sugar

PTI Lucknow | Updated on March 12, 2018

The Uttar Pradesh has achieved a record production of 590 lakh quintal sugar in the current crushing season.

“So far 590 lakh quintal sugar has been produced in the state by crushing 6,380 lakh quintal cane with a recovery percentage of 9.13 per cent,” an official spokesman said here on Saturday.

The figures were quoted by the officials during a departmental review meeting held by Cane Development Minister Mr Naseemuddin Siddiqui held here today.

“Production this year is 83 lakh quintal higher than 507 lakh quintal in the last crushing season,” he said.

He said that during the review meeting, Mr Siddiqui said that the government was committed on timely payment of cane price and that stern action would be taken against sugar mills who delay the payment.

The officials informed the minister that as against cane dues of Rs 12,904 crore in the current crushing season, 11,800 crore has been paid to the farmers so far.

Published on April 09, 2011

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