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Over 17 lakh tonnes of sugarcane nonetheless mendacity in farms throughout Maha regardless of finish of crushing season 

By way of PTI

AURANGABAD: Round 17.5 lakh tonnes of sugarcane continues to be mendacity uncut in farms throughout Maharashtra even if the crushing season has ended, however majority of this inventory can be overwhelmed via the top of this month and over 30 sugar turbines will stay useful until it’s over, a most sensible legitimate mentioned.

The sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra most often begins in October-November and continues until mid-April.

Out of the ten districts in Maharashtra that experience crowned the record of extra sugarcane inventory this 12 months, seven are from the Marathwada area, the legitimate mentioned.

“After just right rains closing 12 months, the realm beneath sugarcane cultivation within the state greater considerably. Even after the sugarcane crushing season has were given over, the state nonetheless has round 17. 5 lakh tonnes of sugarcane status in farms, ready to be overwhelmed. Therefore, crushing in some portions of the state might proceed until the primary week of June,” he mentioned.

Speaking to PTI, Maharashtra sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad mentioned, “The quantum of sugarcane recently status within the farms around the state is round 17.5 lakh tonnes. Maximum of this crop shall be overwhelmed via Would possibly 31. In some portions of Ahmednagar and Jalna districts, the crushing process might proceed until the primary week of June.”

“Thus far, we have now succeeded in bringing 129 harvesters from different states and all are running in Marathwada. In Jalna by myself, 29 harvesters are running at the present,” he mentioned.

The state had recorded sugarcane plantation on 11.42 lakh hectares in 2020-21, however this 12 months (2021-22), the determine went up via 2.25 lakh hectares to 13.67 lakh hectares.

The volume of sugarcane overwhelmed closing 12 months used to be 1,013.31 lakh tonnes, whilst this 12 months (until Would possibly 16) 1,300.62 lakh tonnes of sugarcane used to be overwhelmed – an building up of 287.31 lakh tonnes, some other legitimate mentioned.

Over 30 sugar turbines within the state might proceed their operations until Would possibly finish, he mentioned.

“By way of Would possibly 15, out of the entire 199 sugar turbines in state, 126 turbines have stopped their operations for the season. This determine might pass as much as 163 via Would possibly 25. The rest 36 sugar turbines might proceed to paintings until the inventory of sugarcane ends,” the legitimate mentioned.

The perfect amount of uncut sugarcane until Would possibly 16 is in Beed at 4 lakh tonnes, adopted via 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 legitimate mentioned, including that making plans for the 2022-23 sugarcane crushing shall get started a little bit early.

“We predict the similar space of sugarcane cultivation subsequent 12 months. However the plan is to start the sugar turbines 15 days previous (via October 1) than standard with an extra pressure and crushing capacities of 6-7 extra turbines. The state has a capability to weigh down 8 lakh tonnes of sugarcane in keeping with day now. It will pass up via 25 thousand in keeping with day subsequent 12 months,” sugar commissioner Gaikwad mentioned.

“The selection of factories running for distillery manufacturing will succeed in 50-60 within the subsequent season. In consequence, the ethanol diversion can even building up,” he added.

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