Gujarat: Amid coronavirus pandemic, still, sugar mills in the country are operating to ensure that no cane remains in the field. Well, all the sugar mills in Gujarat have closed their crushing operations for the current season.
The state witnessed low sugar production this season. Gujarat has produced 9.28 lakh tonnes of sugar as compared to 11.21 lakh tonnes of sugar produced in 2018-19 Sugar Season.
In Uttar Pradesh, many sugar mills are operating as crushing season has got prolonged in the state, because most of the Gur / Khandsari units have closed their operations prematurely due to lockdown, due to which significant portion of cane that would have gone to them, have been diverted to the sugar mills for crushing in the current season. This season, UP witnessed record sugar production with 122.28 lakh tonnes of sugar as on 15th May, 2020.
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