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Sugar mills in Maharashtra to start operations from November 5 - source

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(Reuters) - mills in India's top producing are allowed to start crushing operations from Nov. 5, nearly a month earlier than previously fixed commencement date, a senior government official told Reuters.

The government had earlier asked mills to start operations from Dec. 1.

The government advanced crushing over concerns that large amounts of cane may be diverted for the production of unrefined jaggery and mills in neighbouring Karnataka may procure cane from the state, the official said on Wednesday.

Due to droughts, production in is likely to drop nearly 40 percent to 5 million tonnes in the 2016/17 season started on Oct. 1 compared with a year earlier. This could force India, the world's biggest consumer, to import as much as 2 million tonnes of sugar.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Sugar mills in Maharashtra to start operations from November 5 - source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Sugar mills in India's top producing state Maharashtra are allowed to start crushing operations from Nov. 5, nearly a month earlier than previously fixed commencement date, a senior government official told Reuters.

(Reuters) - mills in India's top producing are allowed to start crushing operations from Nov. 5, nearly a month earlier than previously fixed commencement date, a senior government official told Reuters.

The government had earlier asked mills to start operations from Dec. 1.

The government advanced crushing over concerns that large amounts of cane may be diverted for the production of unrefined jaggery and mills in neighbouring Karnataka may procure cane from the state, the official said on Wednesday.

Due to droughts, production in is likely to drop nearly 40 percent to 5 million tonnes in the 2016/17 season started on Oct. 1 compared with a year earlier. This could force India, the world's biggest consumer, to import as much as 2 million tonnes of sugar.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Sugar mills in Maharashtra to start operations from November 5 - source

(Reuters) - mills in India's top producing are allowed to start crushing operations from Nov. 5, nearly a month earlier than previously fixed commencement date, a senior government official told Reuters.

The government had earlier asked mills to start operations from Dec. 1.

The government advanced crushing over concerns that large amounts of cane may be diverted for the production of unrefined jaggery and mills in neighbouring Karnataka may procure cane from the state, the official said on Wednesday.

Due to droughts, production in is likely to drop nearly 40 percent to 5 million tonnes in the 2016/17 season started on Oct. 1 compared with a year earlier. This could force India, the world's biggest consumer, to import as much as 2 million tonnes of sugar.

(Reporting by Rajendra Jadhav; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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