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Production of Sugar

New Delhi: During the sugar season 2018-19, 416 sugar mills of the country produced about 10.7 million tonnes of sugar till January 15, 2019, as against 11.8 million tonnes by 496 mills in the corresponding period of 2017-18 sugar season.

During current sugar season 2019-20, sugar mills in some of the States, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have started sugar production earlier than last year but the sugar production in the country is estimated to be about 273 Lakh MT, as against about 332 Lakh MT produced last year.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in Rajya Sabha today.