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Sugar mills produce 310.73 lakh tonne of sugar in ’17-18 till April 30
Saturday, 05 May, 2018, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, New Delhi
Till April 30, 2018, sugar mills have produced 310.37 lakh tonne of sugar in the current season (2017-18). With 130 sugar mills still operating, majorly in Uttar Pradesh, it is expected that sugar production during the current season might end up between 315-320 lakh tonne.

Maharashtra mills have produced 106.50 lakh tonne of sugar till April 30, 2018, and out of 187 sugar mills, almost all the mills have ended their operations, barring 15 mills.  These mills are also likely to close in the next couple of days.

As regards Uttar Pradesh, they have produced 112 lakh tonne of sugar till April 30, 2018, and 80 out of 119 sugar mills are continuing their crushing.  Some of these mills are closing fast, whereas a few are expected to continue crushing till the second week of May 2018.

In Karnataka, all the sugar mills have stopped their operations, and they have produced 36.30 lakh tons of sugar during the current season.

Sugar production in Bihar, Punjab and Haryana during the current season has reached record levels in their history at 7.10 lakh tonne, eight lakh tonne and 7.25 lakh tonne, respectively. While all mills in Bihar have stopped crushing, a few mills in Punjab and Haryana are still operating.

Other states like Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have produced 10.90 lakh tonne, 7.10 lakh tonne and 5.30 lakh tonne, respectively.
 
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