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India's Sugar Output Could Jump by 12% in 2020-21: Trade Body

A farmer harvests sugarcane in his field. (Image: Reuters)

A farmer harvests sugarcane in his field. (Image: Reuters)

Maharashtra is expected to produce 10.13 million tonnes in the new season, up from 6.16 million tonnes this year, the trade body said.

  • Reuters Mumbai
  • Last Updated: June 25, 2020, 2:51 PM IST
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India's sugar production in the next marketing year could jump by 12% from a year ago as farmers in the second-biggest producing western state of Maharashtra expanded the area under sugar cane, a leading trade body said on Thursday.

The country's sugar output could rise to 30.5 million tonnes in the marketing year starting from October 1, up from 27.2 million tonnes this year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.

Maharashtra is expected to produce 10.13 million tonnes in the new season, up from 6.16 million tonnes this year, the trade body said.

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