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UP Cane Farmers earn additional Rs 5,568 crore in 2016-17

KJ Staff
KJ Staff

Because of the rapid adoption of a new sugarcane variety, Uttar Pradesh sugarcane farmers earned an additional Rs 5,568 crore in 2016-17 which increased the average yield by 8.7% to the tune of 723.76 quintals per hectare.

"With the rise in per hectare productivity, not only sugarcane crushing had increased by 1825 lakh quintal relative to last year but also the income of sugarcane farmers of the state has increased by Rs 5568.32 crore," said Vipin Kumar Dwivedi, cane commissioner, Uttar Pradesh. 

"In this year, the state has produced 87.50 lakh tonne of sugar, which is highest in the country for the first time," said Dwivedi. 
Shamli district stood first in terms of the average yield of 843.40 quintals per hectare.  Meerut and Muzaffarnagar remain on second and third positions with average yields of 832.28 quintals per hectare and 828.56 quintals per hectare respectively.

 This year growth in average yield had been registered both in the case of Plant and Ratoon sugarcane. Compared to last year, growth in plants average yield was registered as 62.64 quintals per hectare and in Ratoon, 53.16 quintals per hectare. Hapur district average yield was 785.64 quintal per hectare, which was 109.08 quintal per hectare more than its last year's average yield of 676.56 quintals per hectare. Hence maximum growth in average yield was recorded in the Hapur district. 

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