Sugarcane Production In India: The central government is serious about the production of fruits and vegetables in the country. The central government keeps on taking steps regarding this. There is bumper production of wheat, paddy, sugarcane and other crops in the country. India also comes in the leading countries of the world in sugarcane production. This is the reason why inflation is never seen on the products made of sugarcane in the country. Sugar prices sometimes increase. The central government controls them by taking some measures.
5,000 lakh metric tonnes of sugarcane production
The record production of sugarcane can be gauged from the fact that more than 5,000 lakh metric tonnes of sugarcane has been produced in the country in the year 2021-22 season. Out of this, 3574 LMT sugarcane has been crushed in sugar mills. This produced 394 lakh metric tonnes of sugar (sucrose). Out of this, 36 lakh tonnes of sugar was used to make ethanol. At the level of sugar mills, 359 lakh metric tonnes of sugar was produced.
That’s why stock is saved near sugar mills
Actually, the target of production of 260 to 280 lakh metric tonnes of sugar is fixed in the sugar season. But considering the situation of bumper production of sugarcane in the country, 320 to 360 lakh metric tonnes of sugar is produced. Due to such high sugar production, the consumption of sugar in the Indian market does not decrease. Due to this, India is the second largest exporting country in the world after Brazil. Sugar mills also have a lot of stock left.
Sugar mills paid Rs 1.15 lakh crore
One of the merits of the sugar season 2021-22 was that the sugar mills did not take any subsidy from the Government of India and during this period procured sugarcane worth Rs 1.18 lakh crore. In lieu of this, Rs 1.15 lakh crore was paid to the farmers. In 2021-22, the payment of sugarcane arrears has remained less than Rs 2,300 crore. As per the data, 98 per cent cane arrears have already been cleared.
Sugar mills also suffer this loss.
Since the production of sugar is high in the country. That’s why the availability of sugar in sugar mills becomes more. Due to this high availability, the ex mill prices of sugar remain low. This causes loss of cash to the sugar mills. The amount of excess stock of 60 to 80 lakh metric tonnes remains stuck. Farmers continuously demand to increase the price of sugarcane. Its loss is to the sugar mills. However, after the intervention of the Central Government, the situation remains under control.
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