Lucknow: All the sectors witnessed slowdown due to the coronavirus pandemic but the sugar production in Uttar Pradesh has witnessed upswing. The production till November 15 has been recorded to 3.85 lakh tonnes which is 30 per cent more than the corresponding period last year. Last year 2.93 lakh tonne sugar was produced during this period.
As per the data released by Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), the sugar production has increased in the state despite 76 mills operating this season as of November 15 as compared to 78 mills in the previous season.
In India sugar production till 15th November, 2020 in the current season 2020-21 is 14.10 lakh tonnes, which was 4.84 lakh tonnes last year on 15th November 2019. As compared to 127 sugar factories which were crushing sugarcane last year on 15th November, 2019, 274 sugar mills are crushing sugarcane on 15th November, 2020 this year.