Karnataka 2017-18 sugar output seen 2.0-2.3 million tonne vs 2.1 million year ago.

Sugar output in Karnataka for 2017-18 (Oct-Sep) is expected to be at 2.0-2.3 million tonne compared with 2.1 million tonne produced in 2016-17. India Sugar Mills Association revised its estimate for sugar production in Karnataka for the upcoming season to 2.3 million tonne from 2.5 million tonne projected earlier. The sugar body has revised the output view downwards as the satellite mapping showed that the area under cane in the state was lower than what was expected. Production of sugar may also get hit in 2018-19 owing to scanty rainfall in the state this year.