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At least 14 of the 25 private sector sugar mills in Tamil Nadu will not commence operations in the 2019/20 (Oct/Sep) crushing season due to sugarcane shortage and liquidity constraints, according to the South Indian Sugar Mills Association (SISMA).
Local consultancy JOB Economia raised its CS cane crush estimate to 579 mln tonnes versus 568 mln forecast previously.
Farmers harvested 558,000 tonnes of sugar beet from 12,000 ha as of September 18, according to data from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy.
Farmers harvested sugar beet from 299,000 ha as of September 18, or 26.1% of the area sown, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
Farmers had harvested sugar beet from 20,000 ha as of September 19, or 21.3% of the total area sown (93,800 ha), the Ministry of Agriculture reported.
British Sugar and the National Farmers' Union's sugar board (NFU Sugar) have announced their agreed contract terms for the 2020/21 campaign and beyond.