India Sugar up in spot markets ahead of festival season, futures flat.

Prices of sugar were up in the key wholesale markets across the country due to expectations of a rise in demand in the run up to the festival season starting next month. In Maharashtra, demand picked up also because markets closed for three days for Ganesh Chaturthi, starting from Friday. Mills in north India are increasing prices steadily as they expect demand to improve significantly before Durga Puja, Navratri and Dussehra.