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Maharashtra is on Track to Produce a Record 136 lakh tonnes of Sugar

The state government has announced a grant for sugar mills to crush the surplus cane. Currently, the majority of uncrushed sugarcane is grown in the Marathwada region. By the end of the season, mills are expected to crush 1,307 lakh tonnes of sugarcane.

Shivam Dwivedi
Sugarcane Field
Sugarcane Field

As crushing continues until the end of May, Maharashtra mills may produce a record 136 lakh tonnes of sugar this season. Around 40 lakh tonnes of sugarcane remain in the fields, and 130 harvesters are working to cut the excess crop.

The state government has announced a grant for sugar mills to crush the surplus cane. Currently, the majority of uncrushed sugarcane is grown in the Marathwada region. By the end of the season, mills are expected to crush 1,307 lakh tonnes of sugarcane.

According to industry participants, the State government's assistance to mills played a significant role in convincing mill directors to crush all of the available sugarcane in the area.

According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), sugar production in Maharashtra was 126.48 lakh tonnes until April 15, 2022, up from 103.95 lakh tonnes the previous season.

During the current 2021-22 sugar season, 45 mills have reportedly closed their crushing operations in the state, with 153 sugar mills still in operation. On the same date last season, only 54 mills were in operation in the state, which went on to produce an additional 2.55 lakh tonnes of sugar.

About Indian Sugar Mills Association:

ISMA is recognized as the country's premier sugar organization by both the Central and State governments, representing the concerns of private sugar mills and the sugar sector as a whole.

ISMA works closely with a large network of State Sugar Associations (Affiliated Associations) to address and effectively resolve sugar mill problems in their respective states with the Central Government.

ISMA is dedicated to the advancement of sugarcane farmers in the country, and one of its primary objectives is to protect the interests of cane farmers in the country. India, as the world's largest consumer of sweetener and the world's second-largest producer after Brazil, is vital to the global sugar industry.

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