Production dips 67% in Oct-Nov

Written by Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: Nov 30 2013, 05:46am hrs
India's sugar output declined by 67% to 8 lakh tonne in the first two months of 2013-14 marketing year as a large number of mills, mainly in UP, have not yet started crushing operations due to logjam over high cane prices. Sugar production, the worlds second-largest producer and biggest consumer, stood at 24.4 lakh tonnes in the year ago period, said ISMA.