Sugar marketing year runs from October to September.

Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh, country's largest producer, increased more than two-fold to 8 lakh tonnes till December 15 as compared to 3 lakh tonnes produced in the same period last year, ISMA said.

ISMA said that after an agreement between the sugar industry and the Uttar Pradesh government, sugar crushing has intensified in the various mills of the state.

More than 114 mills started sugar crushing across the country till December 15 against 110 mills in  the same period last year.

Sugar production In Maharashtra also increased by a whopping 60 percent to 20.73 lakh tonnes as compared to 12.96 lkah tonnes in the corressponding period last year. About 156 mills started sugar crushing in Maharashtra this season.

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