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Sugar output expected to touch 260 lakh tonnes by Sep 2012

 
Sugar production is estimated to touch 260 lakh tonnes in the current marketing year ending September, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said. "It is expected that in the next three months, another 3 lakh tonnes would be produced in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and the country would produce 260 lakh tonnes by the end of the season," ISMA said in a statement.

"The actual sugar production during the current sugar season upto the end of June 2012 is 257 lakh tonnes," it added.

However, ISMA, apprehensive of the monsoon, said that it was a little early to make a good estimation of the production, since the rainfall in the next couple of months would be crucial to firm up estimates on the yield, recovery and sugar production.

The association met on June 29 to discuss the figures of acreage under sugarcane published by the government, and made an estimation of sugarcane yield and recovery for each of the sugar-producing states for the 2012-13 sugar season starting from October 2012.