“As on fifteenth February 2021, 208.89 lakh tonnes of sugar have been produced by the mills, as in comparison with 170.01 lakh tonnes produced on the corresponding date of final yr. Out of 497 sugar mills which had began crushing in 2020-21 SS, 33 sugar mills have stopped crushing operations resulting from non-availability of sugarcane. Final yr, 447 sugar mills had operated, out of which 20 had stopped crushing on the corresponding date final yr,” stated ISMA launch.
In Maharashtra, 183 sugar mills had been working as on fifteenth February 2021 and had produced 75.46 lakh tonnes of sugar, in contrast with 43.38 l lakh tonnes produced final yr in the identical interval. Within the present yr, 2 sugar mills have closed their operations. Final yr 140 mills had operated, out of which 5 mills had stopped their crushing on the corresponding date.
In U.P. 116 sugar mills are in operation at the moment whereas 4 mills have stopped their crushing. These mills within the state have produced 65.13 lakh tonnes of sugar until fifteenth February 2021, in contrast with 66.34 lakh tonnes produced by 119 mills on the corresponding date of final yr.
In case of Karnataka, until fifteenth February 2021, 66 sugar mills had commenced operations and produced 39.07 lakh tonnes of sugar, as in comparison with 30.80 lakh tonnes produced by 63 sugar mills final yr in the identical interval. Out of 66 sugar mills which went for crushing this season, 17 sugar mills have stopped crushing as on fifteenth February 2021. Final yr in the identical interval, out of 63 sugar mills which operated, 13 sugar mills had ended their crushing operations by fifteenth Feb 2020.
The discharge stated: “As per market experiences, about 7 lakh tonnes of sugar have been bodily exported from India upto thirty first January’ 2021 within the present sugar yr ranging from 1st October’ 2020, which additionally consists of exports towards 2019-20 SS MAEQ, which was prolonged as much as thirty first December’2020. It’s estimated that out of complete exports achieved to this point, about 4 lakh tonnes have been exported underneath the present yr’s export coverage.”
Quoting experiences from the commerce, ISMA stated, round 25 lakh tonnes of sugar export have been contracted for. “It is a very encouraging development, contemplating that solely 45 days have handed for the reason that export quotas had been introduced on thirty first December, 2020 for the present season. Substantial a part of the contracted exports are for Indonesia. As soon as the clarification sought from the Ministry of Commerce for exports to Iran is acquired, India will see many extra export contracts taking place in a short time. The Ministry of Commerce will likely be issuing clarification very quickly on exports to Iran,” stated ISMA launch.
ISMA stated that the sugar mills are going through difficulties in lifting ethanol by OMCs, though they’ve allotted about 325 crore litres of ethanol provides in 2020 – 21. “Evidently OMCs and their depots should not absolutely equipped, particularly in newer depots and states, to take extra portions of ethanol. Nevertheless, we count on an early answer to the issue by the OMCs, as achieved by them previously after they had taken immediate motion to negate any impact on provides final yr throughout lockdown,” stated the trade physique.
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