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Sugaronline India Report – India’s western sugar belt’s woes continue to multiply

By Prerna Sharma Singh

15th January 2024

The sugar industry of Maharashtra and Karnataka, which together account for as much as 40-45% of the country’s sugar output faces multiple headwinds starting from lower cane output, export ban and feedstock use restrictions.

India's western sugar belt, encompassing the key regions of Maharashtra and Karnataka which together account for 40-45% of the country’s total sugar output, is grappling with an escalating crisis that shows no signs of abating. A series of unfortunate developments has cast a shadow over the region’s once-thriving sugar industry, spelling trouble for both millers

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