Sugar output pegged lower by 2.2% for 2021-22 season: ISMA

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India's sugar production is pegged lower by 2.18 per cent to 30.5 million tonnes in the ongoing 2021-22 season, as a record 3.4 million tonnes of sugar will get diverted towards production of ethanol, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Thursday. 

The country will need to continue exporting about 6 million tonnes of surplus sugar in the 2021-22 season (October-September), it added. Sugar output was at 31.18 million tonnes in the 2020-21 season.

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