In the Meerut district, sugar mills have concluded the current session 2020-21. Mills have produced 87.45 lakh quintal sugar by crushing 817.65 lakh quintal sugarcane with a recovery rate of 10.88 per cent.
According to the sugarcane department, the district has witnessed a fall in sugarcane crushing, sugar production, and sugar recovery. Mills have crushed 5.80 lakh quintal less sugarcane as compared to the previous season. Along with this, there has also been a decrease of 6.35 lakh quintal in sugar production.
Uttar Pradesh has witnessed lower sugar output in the ongoing season as compared to the previous one. The mills in the state have produced 110.16 lakh tonnes of sugar till May 31, 2021. During the same period last year, the mills had produced 125.46 lakh tonnes of sugar.
The current crushing season in the western region of the state got prolonged by a few days as most of the Gur/Khandsari units have closed their operations due to lockdown restrictions, due to which some of the cane that would have gone to them, has got diverted to the sugar mills.