Sugar mills in the country produced 232.74 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar until March 31, virtually 22 per cent lessen than the 296.82 lt produced in the corresponding interval of the earlier year, claimed a assertion issued by the Indian Sugar Mills Affiliation (ISMA) on Wednesday.
Even however the spread of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdown originally disrupted the motion of sugar due to lousy availability of vans, interventions by the Meals Ministry and notifications by the Home Ministry have served the mills resume dispatches over the previous four-5 days, ISMA claimed. The sugar business human body claimed there is ample sugar inventory in the country and there will not be any shortage.
With regard to inputs for functioning sugar mills, the main stress was unavailability of lime since of the closing down of lime quarries in Rajasthan adhering to the lockdown. On the other hand, the Rajasthan federal