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Sugar production rises 14% to 342.37 lakh tonnes as on April 30 in 2021-22: ISMA

5 May 2022 12:20 pm
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New Delhi, 5 May (Commoditiescontrol)Sugar production rose 42 lakh tonnes or 14 % to 342.37 lakh tonnes as on 30th April 2022 in the current season which started on October 1, 2021, compared to the corresponding period last year, as per the latest estimates by the sugar industry body, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) released on Thursday.

However, as compared to 106 sugar mills which were crushing sugarcane on 30th April 2021, 217 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane on 30th April 2022 this year.


In Maharashtra, sugar production till 30th April 2022 was 132.06 lac tons, compared with 105.63 lac tons produced last year same period, almost 26.4 lakh tons higher than last year. In the current 2021-22 SS, 76 mills have closed their crushing operations in the State and 123 sugar mills are still operating, as compared to which only 23 mills were operating last year on the corresponding date. The mills are currently facing the problem in harvesting and transportation of harvestable cane still available in the state. Accordingly, the State Government has announced assistance to enable mills to continue crushing till cane lasts.



U.P. sugar mills have produced 98.98 lac tons of sugar as on 30th April 2022, which is 6.64 lac tons lower than the production of 105.62 lac tons achieved by them last year on the corresponding date. Out of 120 mills operated this year, 78 mills have ended their crushing and 42 mills continue their operations this year, compared to 45 mills which were operating on 30th April’ 2021 last year. It is learnt that most of the operating mills in the current season are expected to close by next fortnight, however, some of them may continue till end of May,2022.



Out of the 72 mills which operated in Karnataka, 70 have already closed their crushing operations for the main season, while only 2 mills are in operation and have produced 59.02 lac tons of sugar. However, few closed mills might operate in the special season commencing June / July’ 2022. During the corresponding period last year, all the operating 66 sugar mills had closed their operations and had produced 42.48 lac tons sugar. However, in the special season last year, 2.20 lakh tons of sugar was made.



Gujarat has produced 11.55 lac tons of sugar till 30th April 2022 with 10 sugar mills in operation. Last year, 10.15 lac tons of sugar had been produced with 5 mills in operation on the same date.



In case of Tamil Nadu, out of 29 sugar mills which operated this season, 5 sugar mills have ended their crushing so far, though some might operate in the special season later in the year. Till 30th April 2022, sugar production in the State was 8.40 lac tons, compared with 6.04 lac tons produced by 27 sugar mills on the corresponding date last year. Of the 27 sugar mills, 9 mills had ended their operations while 18 mills were in operation as on 30th April 2021, last year. In the special season last year, Tamil Nadu mills had made 2.16 lakh tons of sugar.



The remaining States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Odisha have collectively produced 32.36 lac tons till 30th April, 2022.

· Of the above States, Bihar, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Odisha have already closed their crushing operations for the current campaign.


       
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