UP’s Area Under Cane Cultivation & Productivity Rose By 52,701 Hectare This Year
During the crushing season of 2019-20 in Uttar Pradesh state, the total crop area surveyed had come to 26,78,826 hectares, while during the current year, it rose to 27,31,536 hectares — a rise of 52,701 hectares.
Pilibhit: The area under sugarcane cultivation in UP state has gone up by 50,000 hectares to 27.31 lakh hectares this year over 2019, while the state has achieved its highest-ever crop productivity during the current cropping season.
As per reports of TOI and data shared, UP principal secretary of sugarcane and sugar industry Sanjay R Bhoosreddy said during the crushing season of 2019-20, the total crop area surveyed had come to 26,78,826 hectares, while during the current year, it rose to 27,31,536 hectares — a rise of 52,701 hectares. The current year’s cultivated area comprised plant-cane over 13,78,981 hectares and ratoon-cane over 13,52,556 hectares, he added.
Although the biggest crop area of 6,17,166 hectares was recorded in six districts of the Lucknow sugarcane region this year, but due to unknown factors, it had actually shrunk by 11,013 hectares in comparison to 6,28,179 hectares in 2019-20.
The Moradabad region, comprising five districts, stood second in the state with 5,02,972 hectares under cane crop, an increase of 36,383 hectares, he also said.
He further said that data compiled on the basis of individual districts ranked Bijnor first in the state with 2,35,470 hectares, an increase of 13,717 hectares over last year. Although Mathura lagged far behind with cane cultivated over a mere 131 hectares this year due to farmers choosing to plant other crops, the district still showed a slight rise in crop area over last year’s 127 hectares, he said.
Regarding overall average productivity of sugarcane in UP, he said, “Productivity has been recorded at 811 quintals per hectare this year — the highest ever in the state, 6 quintals per hectare more than last year’s average yield.”