The country produces about 310 lakh tonnes of sugar every year against the requirement of nearly 250 lakh metric tonnes.
There is surplus sugar production even after export. So, even after cutting down on the production of sugar, there will be no shortage and rates will also not differ, he said.
“Maharashtra produces 90 to 100 lakh tonnes of sugar every year. We are moving ahead to cut the production by 10 lakh tonnes every year, and take up ethanol production and provide it to petroleum companies .PTI