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


The sugarcane planted place in Maharashtra is anticipated to improve by 29 for each cent to 10.sixty six lakh ha for the sugar yr 2020-21. Past yr, the place was eight.22 lakh ha, according to the estimates organized by the State Sugar Commissioner workplace.

Sugar yr runs from Oct to September. Each yr all over Dussehra competition most of the mills start off the process of procuring and crushing sugarcane. This yr, the Dussehra competition falls on Oct twenty five but given the increased planted place, the period is anticipated to start off by the second 7 days of Oct.

Shekhar Gaikwad, Sugar Commissioner of Maharashtra, told BusinessLine that thanks to fantastic rains in 2019 as effectively as this yr a bumper crop is anticipated. Sugarcane obtainable for crushing would be 815.fifty lakh tonnes (lt), although previous yr 545 lt was crushed in the State.

Owing to fantastic h2o availability, in each individual hectare, the produce could improve by five to 10 tonnes. The improve in tonnage of sugarcane in fields will also direct to increased sugar generation in the mills, he mentioned.

A sugarcane place estimation be aware organized by the State Sugar Commissioner workplace mentioned that the productivity is anticipated to rise to eighty five tonnes/for each ha. Common recovery charge would be eleven.30 for each cent and sugar generation is approximated to get to 92.15 lt.

Even though the sugarcane generation is anticipated to be 906.1 lt, the genuine cane obtainable for crushing with the mills would be 815.fifty lt, the be aware mentioned.

Jaggery models

Sugarcane also has fantastic demand from cattle feed suppliers and from jaggery generating models. Jaggery is nonetheless applied for generating standard sweets and it is also being promoted as a overall health food items and an choice to white sugar.

The be aware additional that the Kolhapur division will dominate the scene with two.69 lakh ha of place underneath the money crop. Past yr, the acreage was two.30 lakh ha. Customarily, the division, which is made up of Kolhapur and Sangli district, has been the main sugarcane belt of the State.