Maharashtra is all set to provide the very best sugarcane yield this yr as a result of bountiful monsoon.

Sugar cultivation within the state elevated by 90,000 hectares

Maharashtra is anticipated to provide probably the most sugar in its historical past within the 2021-22 season, with a projected output of 133 lakh tonnes, up 25% from the earlier yr. For the second yr in a row, Maharashtra would be the nation’s high sugar producer, surpassing Uttar Pradesh.

Sugar cultivation within the state elevated by 90,000 hectares final yr attributable to a bountiful monsoon. From 2020-21 to 2021-22, the world below cane elevated by 11.4 lakh hectares to 12.3 lakh hectares. As a outcome, sugar manufacturing is anticipated to double from 106 lakh tonnes in 2020-to 22.

On a nationwide degree, the nation is anticipated to provide 350 lakh tonnes. This means Maharashtra will produce 38 % of the nation’s whole output.

Maharashtra has had monsoon for the previous two years. According to state sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad, sugarcane manufacturing in Uttar Pradesh has decreased attributable to a pest infestation. Despite elevated sugar manufacturing, costs have remained steady. This is because of the truth that 80 lakh tonnes of sugar produced within the nation are diverted to the manufacturing of ethanol.

In Maharashtra alone, 12 lakh tonnes of sugar cane have been shifted to ethanol manufacturing. According to officers, the rise in manufacturing has resulted in farmers’ dues being settled extra shortly.

About 98% of farmer FRP dues have been settled

The state sugar fee Shekhar Gaikwad acknowledged that up to now, roughly 98% of farmers’ Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) dues had been settled. The state had licensed sugar corporations to increase capability in expectation of a rise in manufacturing over the earlier two years. 

The crushing season normally lasts 120-140 days, however as a result of massive manufacturing this yr, it’s more likely to final 160 days.

More than 2 lakh hectares of water-guzzling cane have been below cultivation in three divisions, Pune, Kolhapur, and Solapur in drought-prone Vidarbha. Given the excessive degree of cultivation, some are involved that the entire cane produced within the Marathwada area wouldn’t be crushed.



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