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India's sugar output down 26.15pc till Jan 15



New Delhi, Jan 17 () The country’s sugar production has declined sharply by 26.15 per cent to 10.88 million tonne till January 15 of the current marketing year due to fall in output in Maharashtra and Karnataka, industry body ISMA said on Friday.
Sugar output was 14.74 million during October-January 15 of the 2018-19 marketing year (October-September).
In its first estimate, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) had pegged sugar production lower at 26 million tonne for this year against 33.16 million tonne in 2018-19. The second estimate will be released next month.
Sugar production in Maharashtra — the country’s largest sugar producing state — fell by 55.44 per cent to 2.55 million tonne till January 15, as against 5.72 million tonne in the same period last year.
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