India’s sugar production estimated to remain steady at 31 million tonnes during 2021-22: ISMA

India’s sugar output during 2021-22 is estimated to remain flat at around 310 lakh tonnes in the next marketing year starting October on higher diversion of cane juice for ethanol manufacturing, according to industry body ISMA. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. The total area under coverage for sugarcane is estimated to be […]

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ISMA reports India’s sugar production at 30.67 million tonnes till 15 June, 2021; up by 13%

India’s sugar production increased by 13 per cent till 15 June in 2020-21 marketing year on higher sugarcane production, according to trade data. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. “Sugar mills across the country have produced 306.65 lakh tonnes of sugar between 1st October 2020 and 15th June 2021. This is 35.54 lakh […]

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India’s sugar production up by 13% to 305.68 lakh tonnes in 8 months

India’s sugar production rose by 13 per cent to 305.68 lakh tonnes in the first eight months of the current marketing year ending September, mainly due to higher output in Maharashtra, according to trade data. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. “Sugar mills across the country have produced 305.68 lakh tonnes of sugar between October 1, 2020 […]

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Are farmers in Maharashtra ditching grape cultivation for sugarcane farming?

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The cycle seems to have turned within a decade. Around 10 years ago, a wave of grape cultivation had gripped Maharashtra. Farmers ditched sugarcane and turned to grapes in huge numbers. Today, farmers are ditching grape farming and turning back to sugarcane cultivation.   Fact is grape cultivation has turned costlier in the state. Grape vines require a lot of […]

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