Sugar production touches 66 lakh tonnes

Sat 31 Dec 2016, 10:31:34
Sugar production has touched 66 Lakh tonnes so far during the 2016-17 marketing year. Food Ministry has said that the sugar production is expected to be about 22.5 million tonne by the end of the season. It said, the total availability of sugar is sufficient to meet the estimated domestic requirement of about 25 million tonnes.
The Ministry said, the sugar production in the next season is expected to be good and is likely to start early and therefore there will be no shortage of domestically produced sugar in the country. It also said, government has taken necessary steps to maintain sufficient stocks in the country and keep the sugar prices under control.

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