June 20, 2024

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Sugar production up by 60% at 74 lakh tonnes till Dec 15

Sugar mills in the country developed 73.seventy seven lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar till December fifteen, nearly sixty one per cent additional than forty five.81 lt additional than the generation in the corresponding period of time previous calendar year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) stated in a statement on Thursday.

While 118 mills in Uttar Pradesh developed 22.6 lt of sugar as 21.twenty five lt developed by 119 mills in the very same period of time previous calendar year, the sugar generation in Maharashtra the place 173 mills are at present crushing, was 26.96 lt. The State, which commenced crushing later previous calendar year owing to decrease availability of sugarcane, developed only 7.sixty six lt in the very same period of time.

India’s sugar season is concerning Oct and September in the next calendar year.

Sugar generation in Karnataka — the 3rd biggest sugar making State — was 16.sixty five lt (ten.62 lt). Like in Maharashtra, sugar generation was impacted significantly in Karnataka, too, previous calendar year. Other sugar-making States contributed a different 7.fifty six lt of sugar so far.

Exports and MSP hike

Quoting trade and marketplace sources, ISMA stated about 2.five-3 lt of sugar have been exported in the existing sugar season so far after Oct 1, which will be accounted for against the MAEQ of previous season as the export policy for previous calendar year was extended up to December 31, therefore almost thoroughly attaining the focus on of sixty lakh tonnes of sugar export established for the previous sugar season.

It, nevertheless, stated the business is awaiting the govt selection on improve in MSP (minimum offering cost) of sugar, which was previous revised almost 2 years back. Given that then the govt has currently increased the FRP of sugarcane by ₹10 per quintal for the existing calendar year, there is have to have to improve the MSP of sugar to ₹34.fifty per kg. after thinking of the increased FRP of sugarcane for the existing season.

The ex-mill sugar rates are less than strain in most of the States and to be certain that sugar mills are ready to pay back to farmers on time, there is a have to have to promptly make a decision on growing the MSP of sugar, ISMA stated.

Cane arrears

The late selection on MSP has currently impacted the cane payment capability of the sugar millers. The existing cane cost arrears are noted to be about ₹3,500 crore and if MSP is not increased promptly, the arrears will soar pretty quick to not comfortable ranges, the apex sugar business system stated.