Maharashtra sugar output in Nov seen up 60% on year at 1.5 million metric tonne.

Mills in Maharashtra are likely to produce around 1.5 million metric tonne sugar in November, the first month of the start of the season, up nearly 60% from the corresponding month last year. Around 150 mills are likely to start operations in November this season, compared to 100 mills in the same period last year. Reports surfaced in Maharashtra about a possible delay in crushing due to continued rains across the state.