Sugar production in Gujarat at 1.6 L tonnes until November | Ahmedabad News

Ahmedabad: With sugarcane crushing progressing well, cooperative sugar factories in Gujarat produced 1.66 lakh tonnes of sugar as of November 30, 2021, according to data compiled by the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).
Operational sugar factories produced 1.65 lakh ton of sugar during the same period last year, according to ISMA data.
“The crushing of sugar cane in Gujarat is progressing well. Sugar production is expected to increase by 10% this season due to the increase in sugarcane acreage, ”said a source from the Gujarat State Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories (GSFCSF).
Sugar production, according to GSFCSF estimates, is expected to reach 11.29 lakh tonnes in the 2021-22 season, up from around 10 lakh tonnes in 2020-21. The increased production of sugarcane will increase the production of the sweetener this year, industry players said.
The area under sugarcane cultivation in the state increased to 1.53 lakh hectares in 2021-2022, from 1.27 lakh hectares the previous season. About 106 lakh tonnes of cane are expected to reach the sugar factories this year compared to 98 lakh tonnes last year.
According to ISMA, 416 sugar factories produced 47.21 lakh tonnes of sugar as of November 30 this season compared to 43.02 lakh tonnes by 409 factories in the corresponding period of the previous season.

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