Sugar recovery increases in Uttar Pradesh during 2023-24 season

Uttar Pradesh is experiencing a rise in both sugar production and sugar recovery during the current crushing season.

According to data from the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Limited (NFCSF), as of February 29, 2024, 120 sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh participated in the 2023-24 crushing season, with 7 mills ended the operations. To date, the state has crushed 766.50 lakh tonnes of sugarcane and produced 78.95 lakh tonnes of sugar.

During the same period last season (2022-23), 118 sugar mills crushed 744.15 lakh tonnes of sugarcane, yielding 69.95 lakh tonnes of sugar. This indicates that the state is outperforming the previous season in both sugarcane crushing and sugar production.

Sugar recovery in the state has also surpassed the previous season. As of February 29, 2024, a recovery rate of 10.30% has been recorded, compared to 9.40% on the same date last season. The estimated sugar production in Uttar Pradesh stands at 115 lakh tonnes.

NFCSF data shows that as of February 29, 2024, 462 sugar mills across the country are operational in the 2023-24 crushing season. These mills have crushed 2559.64 lakh tonnes of sugarcane and produced 254.70 lakh tonnes of sugar. Out of the 533 sugar mills that participated in the crushing season, 71 mills have now closed their operations.


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