Season 2022-23: 194 sugar mills close crushing operations in India

According to Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), in the current season, as on 15th March, 2023, 530 mills started their operations so far against 516 mills which operated last season. On the corresponding date, 194 mills have closed their crushing operations in the current season, while 336 sugar mills were still operating in the country. However, in the last season 2021-22, 78 mills had closed their crushing operations and 438 mills were operating on the corresponding date.

The summary of sugar production this year vis a vis last year has been tabulated
as below. The table also indicates state-wise estimated sugar diversion towards
production of ethanol up to 15th March’2023, for the current year as well as last
year. In this way this table gives clear idea of sugar production in both the years
with and without diversion into ethanol. The following table is self-explanatory:


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