India's sugar production is estimated to rise by 10 per cent to touch a new record of 35.5 million tonnes in the next marketing year, starting October as cane output could rise on normal rains, according to the industry body ISMA.
Similarly in Karnataka, the sugar output is expected to rise to 4.48 million tonnes in 2018-19 from 3.65 million tonnes this year, while that of in Tamil Nadu to 9,00,000 tonnes from 6,00,000 tonnes in the said period.
Stating that this is a preliminary estimate, the industry body said that it would come out with its first production estimate in September after taking into account rains during July–September, water level in reservoirs and second set of satellite images from across the country.
As per the satellite images procured in the latter part of June, sugarcane acreage is estimated to be higher by 8 per cent at around 5.43 million hectare in 2018-19, as against 5.04 million hectare in 2017-18.
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