As the sugarcane crushing season in India enters its final phase, the sugar mills in Karnataka have completed their crushing operations.
According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), inf Karnataka, till 15th April, 2021, 66 sugar mills have produced 41.45 lakh tonnes of sugar. As of now, all the mills have closed their operations in the State. However, few mills in South Karnataka will operate in special season from July – September, 2021. During the corresponding period last year, all the operating 63 sugar mills had closed their operations and had produced 33.82 lakh tonnes sugar. However, in the special season last year, 1.12 lakh tonnes of sugar was made.
Apart from this around 136 sugar mills from Maharashtra have completed cane crushing operations and 54 sugar mills are still in operations. In Uttar Pradesh out of 120 sugar mills, 54 mills have stopped crushing operations and 66 are still operating.