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

The sugarcane planted region in Maharashtra is expected to raise by 29 for each cent to 10.sixty six lakh ha for the sugar 12 months 2020-21. Final 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 operates from Oct to September. Each and every 12 months all over Dussehra pageant most of the mills begin the process of procuring and crushing sugarcane. This 12 months, the Dussehra pageant falls on Oct twenty five but specified the greater planted region, the year is expected to begin by the second 7 days of Oct.

Shekhar Gaikwad, Sugar Commissioner of Maharashtra, advised BusinessLine that owing to very good rains in 2019 as well as this 12 months a bumper crop is expected. Sugarcane obtainable for crushing would be 815.50 lakh tonnes (lt), when final 12 months 545 lt was crushed in the Condition.

Thanks to very good water availability, in each hectare, the generate could raise by five to ten tonnes. The raise in tonnage of sugarcane in fields will also lead to greater sugar manufacturing in the mills, he stated.

A sugarcane region estimation note well prepared by the Condition Sugar Commissioner business office stated that the efficiency is expected to increase to eighty five tonnes/for each ha. Normal recovery price would be 11.30 for each cent and sugar manufacturing is estimated to access 92.fifteen lt.

Although the sugarcane manufacturing is expected to be 906.one lt, the genuine cane obtainable for crushing with the mills would be 815.50 lt, the note stated.

Jaggery units

Sugarcane also has very good need from cattle feed suppliers and from jaggery producing units. Jaggery is nevertheless made use of for producing standard sweets and it is also remaining promoted as a wellness foodstuff and an option to white sugar.

The note included that the Kolhapur division will dominate the scene with 2.sixty nine lakh ha of region below the income crop. Final 12 months, the acreage was 2.30 lakh ha. Historically, the division, which is composed of Kolhapur and Sangli district, has been the main sugarcane belt of the Condition.