maharashtra information: Over 17 lakh tonnes of sugarcane nonetheless mendacity in farms throughout Maharashtra regardless of finish of crushing season

Round 17.5 lakh tonnes of sugarcane continues to be mendacity uncut in farms throughout Maharashtra though the crushing season has ended, however majority of this inventory shall be crushed by the top of this month and over 30 sugar mills will stay useful until it’s over, a prime official stated. The sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra typically begins in October-November and continues until mid-April.

Out of the ten districts in Maharashtra which have topped the listing of extra sugarcane inventory this yr, seven are from the

area, the official stated.

“After good rains final yr, the realm beneath sugarcane cultivation within the state elevated considerably. Even after the sugarcane crushing season has obtained over, the state nonetheless has round 17.5 lakh tonnes of sugarcane standing in farms, ready to be crushed. Therefore, crushing in some elements of the state might proceed until the primary week of June,” he stated.

Speaking to PTI, Maharashtra sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad stated, “The quantum of sugarcane presently standing within the farms throughout the state is round 17.5 lakh tonnes. Most of this crop can be crushed by Could 31. In some elements of Ahmednagar and Jalna districts, the crushing exercise might proceed until the primary week of June.”

“To date, now we have succeeded in bringing 129 harvesters from different states and all are working in . Marathwada. In Jalna alone, 29 harvesters are working at current,” he stated.

The state had recorded sugarcane plantation on 11.42 lakh hectares in 2020-21, however this yr (2021-22), the determine went up by 2.25 lakh hectares to 13.67 lakh hectares. The amount of sugarcane crushed final yr was 1,013.31 lakh tonnes, whereas this yr (until Could 16) 1,300.62 lakh tonnes of sugarcane was crushed – a rise of 287.31 lakh tonnes, one other official stated.

Over 30 sugar mills within the state might proceed their operations until Could finish, he stated.

“By Could 15, out of the full 199 sugar mills in state, 126 mills have stopped their operations for the season. This determine might go as much as 163 by Could 25. The remaining 36 sugar mills might proceed to work until the inventory of sugarcane ends,” the official stated.

The best amount of uncut sugarcane until Could 16 is in Beed at 4 lakh tonnes, adopted by Jalna at 3.90 lakh tonnes, Ahmednagar 3 lakh tonnes, Latur 2.42 lakh tonnes, Osmanabad 2.38 lakh tonnes, Satara 1 lakh tonne, Nanded 63,000 tonnes, Nandurbar and Aurangabad 50,000 tonnes every and Parbhani 30,000 tonnes every, the official stated, including that planning for the 2022-23 sugarcane crushing shall begin a bit early.

“We expect the identical space of sugarcane cultivation subsequent yr. However the plan is to begin the sugar mills 15 days earlier (by October 1) than typical with an extra drive and crushing capacities of 6-7 extra mills. The state has a capability to crush 8 lakh tonnes of sugarcane per day now. It could go up by 25 thousand per day subsequent yr,” sugar commissioner Gaikwad stated.

“The variety of factories working for distillery manufacturing will attain to 50-60 within the subsequent season. In consequence, the ethanol diversion will even enhance,” he added.
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