May 30, 2024

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Sugarcane acreage in Maharashtra to rise 30% to 10.66 lakh ha

 

The sugarcane planted region in Maharashtra is envisioned to maximize by 29 for every cent to 10.sixty six lakh ha for the sugar 12 months 2020-21. Past 12 months, the region was 8.22 lakh ha, in accordance to the estimates well prepared by the Condition Sugar Commissioner business office.

Sugar 12 months runs from October to September. Each 12 months all-around Dussehra pageant most of the mills begin the approach of procuring and crushing sugarcane. This 12 months, the Dussehra pageant falls on October twenty five but specified the greater planted region, the year is envisioned to begin by the next 7 days of October.

Shekhar Gaikwad, Sugar Commissioner of Maharashtra, advised BusinessLine that because of to superior rains in 2019 as effectively as this 12 months a bumper crop is envisioned. Sugarcane available for crushing would be 815.fifty lakh tonnes (lt), when last 12 months 545 lt was crushed in the Condition.

Because of to superior h2o availability, in each hectare, the generate could maximize by five to ten tonnes. The maximize in tonnage of sugarcane in fields will also direct to greater sugar creation in the mills, he said.

A sugarcane region estimation take note well prepared by the Condition Sugar Commissioner business office said that the productivity is envisioned to rise to eighty five tonnes/for every ha. Average restoration amount would be eleven.30 for every cent and sugar creation is estimated to get to ninety two.15 lt.

Whilst the sugarcane creation is envisioned to be 906.one lt, the real cane available for crushing with the mills would be 815.fifty lt, the take note said.

Jaggery units

Sugarcane also has superior demand from customers from cattle feed suppliers and from jaggery generating units. Jaggery is nevertheless applied for generating regular sweets and it is also remaining promoted as a well being foods and an alternative to white sugar.

The take note additional that the Kolhapur division will dominate the scene with 2.69 lakh ha of region underneath the money crop. Past 12 months, the acreage was 2.30 lakh ha. Ordinarily, the division, which consists of Kolhapur and Sangli district, has been the important sugarcane belt of the Condition.