Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh has crossed 100 lakh tonnes as the cane crushing season is coming to an end.
According to the government data, sugar mills in the state have produced 101.14 lakh tonnes of sugar by crushing 999.75 lakh tonnes of sugarcane till May 13, 2022, which is lower compared to the last season. The mills in the previous season had produced 110.59 lakh tonne sugar by crushing 1027.50 lakh tonne cane.
So far, the mills have cleared cane payment of Rs 24,688.44 crore which is 73.28 per cent of the total cane bill.
The mills have made almost 100 per cent of payment of the previous season and the administration is taking steps to ensure mills expedite payment for the ongoing crushing season.