Maha’s sugarcane crushing season to begin early this year

Maharashtra had set a record for itself by producing 13,728 million tonnes of sugar in the 2021-22 season, which was nearly 3,1 million tonnes more than the year before it.

It is reported by The Print.

«Looking at the record production of sugarcane and sugar in the previous season, the mills in Maharashtra will start the production early this year», — state Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad told on Tuesday.

The cane crushing process for the 2022-23 season will begin on the first day of October, he said.

The farmers in the state had produced 141,3 million tonnes of sugarcane in the bygone season, which gave 13,72 million tones of sugar, he said.

As per the estimate given by the sugar commissioner office, the sugar production this year is expected to be around 13,8 million tonnes. The number of sugar mills that operated during the last season was 200, which is expected to go up by three this year.

As against the 132,1 million tonnes of sugarcane crushed during the last season, the quantum projected by the sugar commissioner office this year is 134,3 million tonnes, as per the projection report.