Against the allocated quantity for 2018-19, about 37 lakh tonne has been exported, he added.
The minister said there was no compulsion on the mills to export sugar and they were free to export the commodity as per their commercial decision.
In view of the huge carryover stock of sugar and estimates of surplus output in the current sugar season, the government has allocated mill-wise Maximum Admissible Export Quantity (MAEQ) of 60 lakh tonne of the sweetener to the mills for export in 2019-20, Dadarao said.
Industry body ISMA recently said sugar production fell 54 per cent during October-November to 18.85 lakh tonne due to sharp decline in output in Maharashtra where cane crushing started late.
Last month, ISMA said the sugar output is estimated to fall 21.5 per cent to 26 million tonne in the current 2019-20 marketing year. It reported an opening stock of 14.58 million tonne of sugar as on October 1.