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Sugar output down 21% to 85.5 LT so far in 2013-14 marketing year

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 14:26

India's sugar production fell by 21 percent to 85.5 lakh tonnes till January 15 of the current marketing year that started in October on account of delay in crushing operations, according to industry data.

Sugar output slides by 29% till Dec due to delay in crushing

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 18:01

The country's sugar production fell by 29 percent to 57.39 lakh tonnes in the first three months of the 2013-14 season (October-September).

UP govt offers sops to sugar mills; warns of action

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 19:05

Announcing tax breaks to end the impasse in the sugar industry, Uttar Pradesh government Thursday warned sugar mills of legal action if they did not start operations by next week.

Govt may form inter-ministerial panel on sugar decontrol

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 21:13

In order to fast track decontrol of sugar sector, the government is mulling setting up an inter-ministerial panel to review recommendations of the Rangarajan Committee on sugar deregulation.

Govt allocates 7 mln tonnes sugar for December-March period

Last Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012, 21:28

The government on Monday asked sugar factories to sell seven million tonnes of sweetener in the open market between December and March.

Sugar output may dip to 24 MT next yr on poor rains: ISMA

Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 15:54

The country's annual sugar demand is 22 million tonnes. Mills are estimated to have produced 26 million tonne of sugar in the ongoing marketing year (October-September).

Sugar output may slip to 23 mn tonnes in 2012-13: Thomas

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 17:33

Sugar output could fall by three million tonnes to 23 million tonnes (MT) in the 2012-13 marketing year starting October on account of poor rains, but supply would be enough to meet demand, Food Minister K V Thomas said.

Sugar output may slip below 24.5 mn tn in 2012-13

Last Updated: Monday, August 20, 2012, 20:01

Sugar production is likely to be lower at 23.5 - 24.5 million tonnes than the industry's estimate of 25 million tonnes in 2012-13 marketing year starting October, sugar refiner Shree Renuka Sugars has said.

Price rise: Govt releases 2.9 lac tons more sugar in open market

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 23:13

The government on Tuesday decided to release 2.9 lakh tonnes of more sugar in the open market to control the sweetener's price that has risen by Rs 3 a kg in a fortnight.

Sugar production to fall 9.8% in FY’13: CMIE

Last Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 14:25

Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said the production of sugar will fall by 9.8 percent in the current fiscal due to lower availability of sugarcane.

Additional 1 million tonnes of sugar exports allowed

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 23:00

The government Monday allowed further one million tonnes of sugar exports in view of surplus production and to help mills clear mounting cane arrears, that have reached Rs 8,409 crore till February, to farmers.

Sugar output up 19% till Dec 15 this season: ISMA

Last Updated: Monday, December 19, 2011, 14:17

India -- the world's second-largest sugar producer and biggest consumer -- had produced 38.63 lakh tonnes of the sweetener in the same period last year.