Uttar Pradesh: Upcoming crushing season likely to start from October

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Uttar Pradesh: The upcoming sugarcane crushing season is expected to start in the last week of October in Uttar Pradesh. Sugar mills have already commenced the maintenance and repair work.

In the current season, due to the increased sugarcane output and the impact of coronavirus mills continued cane crushing for a longer time.

As per ISMA, Uttar Pradesh is estimated to have sugarcane area at 22.92 lakh hectares, as against 23.21 lakh ha. in 2019-20 SS, i.e. a marginal decrease by about 1 per cent. It is expecting a marginal increase in yield as well as sugar recovery in 2020-21 SS, owing to good overall standing crop condition and continued replacement of cane variety by high yielding and high sugared cane varieties in more areas. Thus, sugar production in Uttar Pradesh in 2020-21 SS is estimated to be around 123.06 lakh tonnes, which will be about 126.45 lakh tonnes (after diversion into ethanol) in the current 2019-20 SS

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