Maharashtra mills begun the 2021-22 sugarcane crushing year on Oct fifteen, 2021, and until these days 189 sugar mills have produced 465.two lakh quintals of sugar, which is about 44 for each cent of the 1,063 lakh quintal sugar manufacturing in the final crushing year ( 2020-21).
Sugar mills, together with 95 cooperative mills and ninety four personal mills, have crushed 479.eighty five lakh MT sugarcane with an extract rate of nine.sixty nine for each cent. Only six sugar mills have begun functions in the Vidarbha location of the State although the Solapur location has the maximum (44) operational mills. Having said that, the Kolhapur location with 35 operational mills has crushed the maximum total of sugarcane (a hundred and fifteen.ninety four lakh MT) and documented the maximum sugar manufacturing of 127.60 lakh quintal with 11.01 for each cent extract rate, which is maximum in the State in comparison to other regions.
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The Sugar Commissioner Workplace has already predicted a record superior sugar manufacturing this year. The place less than sugarcane cultivation has increased this year to virtually twelve.5 lakh hectares, from 11.42 lakh hectares in 2020-21.
Will mills crush all sugarcane?
Sugarcane glut has anxious farmers who fear that some mills may perhaps not be able to crush all sugarcane in their locality. In South Maharashtra, villages bordering Karnataka have already begun sending their sugarcane to Kagwad and other sections of Karnataka. A lot of sugarcane farmers in the Kolhapur location despatched their sugarcane to Karnataka factories for crushing and this year the quantity of sugarcane likely to Karnataka is specific to raise.
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With the number of Covid-19 and Omicron patients mounting in the State, farmers are urging sugar mills to raise their cane for crushing just before further more limits are in location. Even more limits by the government to prevent sped of the virus would affect the availability of sugarcane cutters.
In many spots, farmers have already been complaining that sugarcane cutter contractors are inquiring for additional income to make available sugarcane cutters.