New Delhi: With the timely commencement of sugarcane crushing season, more sugar mills are in operation in the current season as compared to the previous season.
According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association, as compared to 127 sugar factories which were crushing sugarcane last year on 15th November, 2019, 274 sugar mills are crushing sugarcane on 15th November, 2020 this year. Due to which sugar production also increased.
Sugar production till 15th November, 2020 in the current season 2020-21 is 14.10 lakh tonnes, which was 4.84 lakh tonnes last year on 15th November 2019.
Unlike last year, owing to very good rainfall and sufficient water availability in reservoirs in Maharashtra and Karnataka, as also better cane availability due to higher cane acreage and improved yield per hectare, crushing season commenced well in time during the last week of October’ 2020.
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