June 22, 2024

Paull Ank Ford

Business Think different

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


The sugarcane planted place in Maharashtra is envisioned to enhance by 29 per cent to ten.sixty six lakh ha for the sugar year 2020-21. Very last year, the place was eight.22 lakh ha, according to the estimates geared up by the Point out Sugar Commissioner business office.

Sugar year operates from October to September. Every single year about Dussehra festival most of the mills start out the procedure of procuring and crushing sugarcane. This year, the Dussehra festival falls on October twenty five but offered the bigger planted place, the period is envisioned to start out by the next 7 days of October.

Shekhar Gaikwad, Sugar Commissioner of Maharashtra, advised BusinessLine that because of to excellent rains in 2019 as well as this year a bumper crop is envisioned. Sugarcane available for crushing would be 815.50 lakh tonnes (lt), although past year 545 lt was crushed in the Point out.

Because of to excellent water availability, in each individual hectare, the produce could enhance by five to 10 tonnes. The enhance in tonnage of sugarcane in fields will also guide to bigger sugar generation in the mills, he reported.

A sugarcane place estimation note geared up by the Point out Sugar Commissioner business office reported that the productivity is envisioned to rise to eighty five tonnes/per ha. Regular restoration level would be eleven.30 per cent and sugar generation is believed to attain ninety two.15 lt.

Despite the fact that the sugarcane generation is envisioned to be 906.one lt, the precise cane available for crushing with the mills would be 815.50 lt, the note reported.

Jaggery units

Sugarcane also has excellent demand from cattle feed suppliers and from jaggery creating units. Jaggery is nevertheless used for creating common sweets and it is also remaining promoted as a overall health food stuff and an option to white sugar.

The note included that the Kolhapur division will dominate the scene with two.69 lakh ha of place under the funds crop. Very last year, the acreage was two.30 lakh ha. Typically, the division, which consists of Kolhapur and Sangli district, has been the main sugarcane belt of the Point out.