According to the report from agro-economists, the production of sugar is estimated at 29.9 million metric tonnes(MMT) against last year’s sugar season production of 27.40 mmt.
Also achieved the recovery rate in the initial months of the current season in which standing sugarcane in the fields and likely diversion of sucrose for production of ethanol from B-heavy molasses considering the report.
The sugar production has increased in various states including Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
The estimated sugar production in Maharashtra will increase to 10.2 MMT from 6.20 MMT in the previous year that is up by 64.5% while in Uttar Pradesh the production is expected to decline to 10.5 MMT from 12.60 MMT that is down by 16.6% in the previous year.
Though Karnataka is expected to increase by 25.6% the report given by AISTA.
In the current sugar season about 2 million tonnes of sucrose would get sacrificed due to production of ethanol from B-heavy molasses and sugarcane juice. In the estimation of 29.9 million tons there is an excluded adjustment in sugar production.
In the part of eastern UP and Bihar, the sugarcane crop has been partially infected with the red rot disease due to which the production of sugar has been adversely impacted and lower in this region. Also in the report, the officials stated that by the end of February all sugar factories in the area will be closed.