Lucknow: Coronavirus has hampered the crushing season of many sugar mills across India. But despite this, the sugar production in Uttar Pradesh has not much affected.
According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), In Uttar Pradesh, sugar mills have produced 108.25 lakh tonnes of sugar till 15th April 2020, as compared to 105.55 lakh tonnes produced at the same time in the last season. Out of 119 sugar mills, 21 sugar mills have stopped crushing operations and 98 were in operations this year on 15th April 2020, compared to 103 mills that were in operation last year on the same date. It is learnt that several gur /khandsari manufacturing units in the State have closed their operations, thereby indirectly increasing the cane availability to the sugar mills for crushing in the current season by a few lakh tons of sugarcane.
Speaking about the country’s sugar production, then according to the ISMA, till April 15, 232.74 lakh tonnes of sugar was produced.