Uttar Pradesh: Low sugar production as compared to previous season

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Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh in the ongoing season is low as compared to the previous season.

According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association, in Uttar Pradesh, 120 sugar mills have produced 42.99 lakh tonnes till 15th January, 2021. In the last 2019-20 Sugar Season, 119 sugar mills were in operation on 15th January, 2020 and they had produced 43.78 lakh tonnes of sugar. The slightly lower production this year is because of reportedly lower cane yields and lower sugar recoveries in the State.

Speaking about India, then 487 sugar mills are in operation in the country as on 15th January 2021 and have produced 142.70 lakh tonnes of sugar, as compared to 108.94 lakh tonnes produced by 440 sugar mills as on 15th January’ 2020. This is 33.76 lakh tonnes higher as compared to last season’s production for the corresponding period.

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