Net sown area for India for this analysis was taken as the average of the net sown area from 2010-11 to 2013-14 (Source: 'Agriculture Statistics at a Glance 2016' - Ministry of Agriculture And Farmers Welfare). Yield of sugarcane and molasses obtained per tonne of sugarcane was approximated for each calendar year to the sugar year beginning in the year before that. A tonne of molasses was assumed to produce 250 million litres of ethanol, as reported by ISMA to Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas.