India: Sugar production hits record level in UP, Maha output falls 43pc

India’s sugar production has declined by nearly 19 per cent as on May 15, while 63 mills are still in operation, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. In Maharashtra, sugar production, till May 15, was 60.87 lakh tonnes, compared to 107.15 lakh tonnes produced in 2018-19, 46.3 lakh tonnes less than last year. Out of 146 sugar factories, only one is still working, it said.