ISMA estimates 18.7 million tonnes sugar production in 2021-22
The country’s sugar production is estimated to have increased by 5.6 percent, to 18.7 million tonnes, during the October to January period of the ongoing marketing year 2021-22, from over the year-ago period, industry body ISMA said on Thursday.
According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association, sugar production in Uttar Pradesh remained lower at 5 million tonnes, during the October to January period of this marketing year, compared with 5.4 million tonnes in the year-ago period. However, sugar production in Maharashtra rose to 7.3 million tonnes from 6.4 million tonnes.
ISMA also said the increase in Budget allocation for the next fiscal at 300 crore rupees will boost supplies for ethanol blending and reduce the country’s oil import bills.