Karnataka adds 4.8mt sugar to India’s total production 31.9mt in 2021-22: AISTA
According to the All India Sugar Traders Association (AISTA), India’s sugar production in 2021-22 will be 31.9 million tonnes, up 2.9 percent from the previous year’s sugar production of 31 million tonnes.
It expects Maharashtra to be the top sugar producer, with an estimated production of 11.5 million tonnes, up from 10.6 million tonnes the previous year.
According to the state’s sugar commissionerate, Maharashtra’s progressive sugar production on January 27 was 6.83 million tonnes, up from 5.96 million tonnes on the same day the previous year, a 14.6 percent increase. Maharashtra is expected to produce a record amount of sugar in 2021-22 as farmers increased crop area due to good reservoir status.
According to AISTA, Uttar Pradesh’s sugar production is expected to fall from 11.1 million tonnes to 10.5 million tonnes. Karnataka’s sugar production for the current crushing season is estimated to be 4.8 million tonnes, up from 4.7 million tonnes the previous year.
‘This season, it is estimated that approximately 3.1 million tonnes of sucrose will be sacrificed due to the production of ethanol from B heavy molasses and sugarcane juice.’ AISTA stated in a press release.
AISTA further stated in its release that ‘This diversion is not included in the estimate of 31.9 million tonnes of sugar. As a result, the total sugar production for the season comes to 35 million tonnes.’