India is now the world largest producer of sugar.

  • India has emerged as the world’s largest producer and second largest exporter of sugar.
  • In the sugar season 2021-22, more than five thousand lakh metric tonnes of sugarcane was produced in the country.
  • Out of this 35 lakh metric tonnes of sugar was produced in ethanol production and 359 lakh metric tonnes of sugar was produced by sugar mills.
  • This season has proved to be a watershed season for the Indian sugar sector. Record highest sugar export of over 109 lakh metric tonnes has been recorded.