Lucknow: The lockdown impacted production activities across the nation but Uttar Pradesh has set a new record by producing 124.92 lakh tonne sugar till May 27. During last year for the same period, the mills had produced 117. 68 lakh tonne sugar. This production is the highest ever sugar production in the State, surpassing 120.45 Lakh tonnes produced in 2017-18 Sugar Season.
Coronavirus has impacted the sugar industry in India, but fighting against the corona, mills are still operating in Uttar Pradesh.
The crushing season has got prolonged in the State as 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. And this has helped in more sugar production in Uttar Pradesh.
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