India, the world’s second biggest producer and the largest consumer of sugar

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India, the world’s biggest producer and the largest consumer of sugar in 2021-22. In Sugar Season (oct-sep) 2021-22, It produced 394 lakh MT of sugar(sucrose) and consumed 293 lakh MT of sugar in the same year. The season has proven to be a watershed season for Indian Sugar Sector. All records of sugarcane production, sugar production, sugar exports, cane procured, cane dues paid and ethanol production were made during the season. The success story of sugar industry is the outcome of synchronous and collaborative efforts of Central and State Government, farmers, sugar mills, ethanol distilleries with very supportive overalll ecosystem for business in the country. Sugar industry ia an important agro-based industry that impacts the rural livelihood of about 50 millions sugarcane farmers and arround 5 lakh workers directly employed in sugar mills.

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