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India Emerged As World's Largest Sugar Producer In Sep: Ministry

According to the ministry, India has also become the world's second largest sugar exporter during this period

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India has emerged as the world's largest producer of sugar in the sugar season that ended September 2022. The Ministry of Food and Public Distribution has given this information on Wednesday. 

According to the ministry, India has also become the world's second largest sugar exporter during this period. This season has been historic for the entire sugar sector. Record levels have been achieved in sugarcane production, sugar production, sugar export, sugarcane procurement, cane arrears and ethanol production during the season.

The ministry said, a record production of 5000 lakh metric tonne of sugarcane has been done during the season. Out of this 3574 lakh metric tonne of sugarcane was crushed, out of which 395 lakh metric tonne of sugar (sucrose) has been produced. Out of this, 35 lakh metric tonne of sugar has been used for ethanol, while 359 lakh metric tonne of sugar was produced. 109.8 lakh metric tonne of sugar was exported during the season which is a record level.

With the help of this export, the country has got foreign exchange of Rs 40,000 crore. According to the government, the use of sugar in the manufacture of ethanol has also reached record levels. This figure has increased from 3 LMT in 2018-19 to 35 LMT by 2021-22 sugar season. According to the data, currently 60 LMT of sugar stock is left at the end of the season which can meet the requirement of 2.5 months.

According to the information given by the ministry, the performance in payment of arrears of sugarcane farmers has also reached record levels. In the sugar season of 2021-22, sugarcane worth Rs 1.18 lakh crore has been purchased. At the same time, Rs 1.12 lakh crore has been paid so far. That is, 95 per cent of the dues have been paid in the season. At the same time, almost the entire dues (more than 99.9 per cent) for the 2020-21 sugar season have been paid.


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