Sugar mills in the country produced 176.83 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar until January 31, all around twenty five per cent much more than 141 lt produced in the corresponding interval final time, claimed the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) on Tuesday.

As many as 491 mills are in procedure at present as when compared with 447 in the same interval final 12 months. India’s sugar time is from October to September following 12 months.

Mills in Maharashtra produced sixty three.8 lt of sugar as towards 34.64 lt final 12 months and sugar production in Uttar Pradesh was at 54.43 lt, equivalent to the final year’s 54.ninety six lt. In Maharashtra, 182 mills are at present crushing sugarcane while 120 mills are in procedure in UP, it claimed.

Karnataka, the third-biggest sugar producing Point out produced 34.83 lt of sugar, better than 27.ninety four lt of sugar output in the same interval in the final time.

Aside from these a few States, other sugar-producing States produced 24.21 lt of sugar until date entirely in the time.

According to ISMA, sugar gross sales during the first a few months of the current time — until December 31, 2020 — was sixty seven.5 lt.