Sugar production in India reaches to 35.24 million tonnes: NFCSFL

Higher sugar production in Maharashtra and Karnataka has resulted in an increase in sugar production in India to 35.24 million tonnes during the current season till May 30, which is 15 per cent more compared with the preceding year, as per the data released by National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Limited (NFCSFL).

The sugar production in the previous season was 30.63 MT.

The National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Limited has stated that the sugar output in the country is likely to increase by 4-5 lakh tonnes by the end of the ongoing marketing season.

Sugar output in Maharashtra, the largest sugar producing state has increased to 13.68 MT as against 10.63 MT last year. Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh was lower this season to 10.22 MT compared to 11.01 MT last season while sugar output in Karnataka rose to 5.92 MT as against 4.25 MT during the preceding year.

As many as 50 sugar mills across the country are still crushing sugarcane and most of them are from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

India has put restrictions on sugar exports limiting it to 10 MT to ensure that there is sufficient sugar available for domestic consumption.


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