Uttar Pradesh tops in sugar production in country till December 15

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New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh has produced the highest quantity of sugar till 15th December in sugar season 2019-2020 in India.

According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), in Uttar Pradesh, 119 mills have produced 21.25 lakh tons of sugar till 15th December, 2019, 2.31 lakh tonnes higher than last year, when 116 sugar mills had together produced 18.94 lakh tons on the corresponding period. Sugar production during the current season till 15th December 2019 is higher than last year on the corresponding date, as sugar mills in the State started their crushing operations one week earlier in the current season.

Even UP has produced the highest quantity of sugar, the overall sugar production in India is 35 per down as compare to the last season. As on 15th December, 2019, 406 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane for the year 2019-20 sugar season, and they have produced 45.81 lakh tons of sugar, i.e. 35 per cent less than the sugar production on the corresponding date of previous sugar season, of 70.54 lakh tonnes of sugar. Last year on the corresponding date, 473 mills were operating.

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