Sugar output in Oct-Nov rises 39.73 lakh MT

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Dec 2018 09:11:17


Sugar production till November 30, increased slightly to 39.73 lakh tonne in the current sugar year, beginning October, according to industry body the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA). 

The sugar output stood at 39.14 lakh tonne from October and November last year, ISMA said in a release here. Further, ISMA said this year 415 sugar mills were crushing compared to 450 last year.

In Maharashtra, 167 sugar mills have started their crushing operations and are running in full swing and as on November 30, they have produced 18.05 lakh tonne, which is 21 per cent higher than the output during the same period last year.
In Uttar Pradesh 109 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane on November 30, and have produced 9.50 lakh tonne. About 63 mills in Karnataka were crushing and 7.93 lakh tonne of sugar was produced.