Uttar Pradesh surpasses Maharashtra in sugar production this season

Tags: State News

sugar-productionUttar Pradesh has overtaken Maharashtra in sugar production in the current season, with 118 sugar mills operating in UP during the period as compared to 210 mills in the western state.

An overview of the news

  • According to UP's Sugarcane Development and Sugar Mills Minister Lakshmi Narayan Chowdhary, the total sugar produced by Uttar Pradesh in the sugar season 2022-2023 is 107.29 lakh tonnes, while the total sugar produced by Maharashtra is 105.30 lakh tonnes.

  • The area under sugarcane cultivation in Uttar Pradesh is 28.53 lakh hectares (highest in India) as compared to 14.87 lakh hectares in Maharashtra.

  • The sugarcane crushing season runs from October to June.

  •  Total cane crushed by sugar mills in UP in the 2022-2023 season was 1,084.57 lakh tonnes, whereas it was 1,053 lakh tonnes in Maharashtra.

  • In Uttar Pradesh, 19.84 lakh tonnes of sugar was converted into ethanol, while in Maharashtra it was 15.70 lakh tonnes.

  • The number of sugar mills established in UP is 157 as compared to 246 sugar mills established in Maharashtra.

  • There are 210 sugar mills operating in Maharashtra as compared to 118 in Uttar Pradesh.

  • UP farmers' earnings from all other crops is almost equal to the amount they get in their bank account by selling just sugarcane.

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