Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh: In the current season, sugar recovery has dipped in Uttar Pradesh, which has increased the cost of sugar production.
According to the news report published in The Times of India, the data from the sugarcane department has revealed that the sugar recovery has reduced from 9.54% in 2019-20 to 9.15% at the beginning of the crushing season. The private sugar mills have recorded a decline from 9.57% to 9.16% and the cooperative sugar mills have witnessed a fall in recovery from 9.06% to 8.82%.
The industry experts say that decrease in sugar recovery rate is due to damages incurred to the crop following untimely rains and occurrence of red rot disease mainly in east UP.
The sugar production in the state has increased this season despite the coronavirus pandemic. The state has recorded production of 3.8 lakh tonnes of sugar by November 15 which is 30% more than the last year during the same corresponding period.