21 February 2023, New Delhi: Sugar production in the current sugar season, which started in October 2022, has seen 2.7 % increase till date compared with the year-earlier period during the 2021-2022 season, after diversion of almost 25.8 lakh tonnes for making ethanol.
According to production updates from the Indian Sugar Mills’ Association, 505 sugar mills are in operation now and these have produced totally 254.2 lakh tonnes of sugar in the last four-and-a-half months.
Sugar diverted for ethanol production is almost 37% more during the current season. The actual sugar production (after diversion) between October 1, 2022 and February 15, 2023 stands at 228.4 lakh tonnes (222.2 lakh tonnes last season).
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