Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh falls compared to previous season

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New Delhi: Sugar production in India has witnessed a rise as compared to the previous season. Whereas sugar output in Uttar Pradesh is slightly lower.

According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), in Uttar Pradesh, 119 sugar mills have produced 30.90 lakh tonnes till 31st December, 2021. In the last 2020-21 season, 120 mills were in operation on 31st December, 2020 and they had produced 33.66 lakh tonnes of sugar.

Speaking about overall production in the country, then 492 sugar mills were in operation as on 31st December 2021 and have produced 115.55 lakh tonnes of sugar, as compared to 110.74 lakh tonnes produced by 481 sugar mills as on 31st December 2020. This is 4.81 lakh tonnes higher as compared to last season’s production for the corresponding period.

In terms of cane payment, Uttar Pradesh is taking steps to clear the bill in the current season. According to the data, till 29 December, 2021, the farmers have received Rs 5,030.03 crore during the ongoing crushing season that began in October this year.

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