The country’s sugar production has touched 210 lakh tonne as on March 13, 2020, which is nearly 57 lakh tonne less than the previous season, according to Prakash Naiknavare, MD, National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation (NFCSF).
Of this, sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh have produced nearly 83 lakh tonne, taking the lead yet again. UP’s sugar production is nearly 2 lakh tonne more than the the previous season during the same period. In contrast, Maharashtra mills have produced around 55 lakh tonne, around 43 lakh tonne less than the previous season at the same time. Similarly, Karnataka has produced 33 lakh tonne of sugar this season, again 9 lakh tonne less than the previous year.