Maharashtra mills commenced the 2021-22 sugarcane crushing season on October 15, 2021, and until currently 189 sugar mills have developed 465.two lakh quintals of sugar, which is about forty four per cent of the one,063 lakh quintal sugar manufacturing in the final crushing season ( 2020-21).
Sugar mills, like ninety five cooperative mills and ninety four private mills, have crushed 479.eighty five lakh MT sugarcane with an extract price of 9.sixty nine per cent. Only 6 sugar mills have commenced operations in the Vidarbha region of the Point out although the Solapur region has the optimum (forty four) operational mills. Having said that, the Kolhapur region with 35 operational mills has crushed the optimum amount of money of sugarcane (a hundred and fifteen.ninety four lakh MT) and documented the optimum sugar manufacturing of 127.sixty lakh quintal with 11.01 per cent extract price, which is optimum in the Point out compared to other regions.
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The Sugar Commissioner Workplace has by now predicted a document higher sugar manufacturing this season. The space below sugarcane cultivation has improved this season to just about twelve.five lakh hectares, from 11.42 lakh hectares in 2020-21.
Will mills crush all sugarcane?
Sugarcane glut has concerned farmers who anxiety that some mills may not be capable to crush all sugarcane in their locality. In South Maharashtra, villages bordering Karnataka have by now commenced sending their sugarcane to Kagwad and other parts of Karnataka. Lots of sugarcane farmers in the Kolhapur region despatched their sugarcane to Karnataka factories for crushing and this season the quantity of sugarcane going to Karnataka is specified to improve.
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With the number of Covid-19 and Omicron sufferers mounting in the Point out, farmers are urging sugar mills to elevate their cane for crushing just before even more limits are in place. More limits by the government to prevent sped of the virus would influence the availability of sugarcane cutters.
In numerous destinations, farmers have by now been complaining that sugarcane cutter contractors are asking for more dollars to make available sugarcane cutters.