Sugar production till November 30, 2017 in the current sugar season (2017-18) was 39.51 lakh ton. This was about 11.69 lakh ton higher than the production in the last season upto the same corresponding period, when 27.82 lakh ton of sugar were produced.
As compared to the 393 sugar factories which were crushing sugarcane on November 30, 2016, 443 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane on November 30, 2017.
As compared to the 79 per cent higher sugar production till November 15, 2017 vis-a-vis that on the same date last year, the gap has come down to 42 per cent at the end of November 2017.
In Maharashtra, 170 sugar mills have started crushing operations and are running in full swing. As on November 30, 2017, these mills have produced 14.90 lakh ton, as compared to 9.42 lakh ton produced by 142 mills in the same period last year.
Source: FNB News