cm uddhav thackeray orders sugar mills not to stop milling operations zws 70 |…

mumbai : The sugarcane production in the state has increased this year and the area under sugarcane cultivation is 2.25 lakh hectares more than the previous season. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has ordered sugar mills to stay open until all the cane is sifted so that farmers do not suffer any loss as many farmers leave a surplus of sifted cane. It was also decided to provide a subsidy of Rs 200 per ton for additional sugar cane crushing after 1 minute in the state.

A further meeting was held at Sahyadri House under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Finance Minister Balasaheb Thorat, Cooperation Minister Balasaheb Patil, Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad and others. Beed, Jalna, Ahmednagar, Latur and Osmanabad districts have the largest surplus of cane.

In the interest of the farmers, it was decided to grant an additional sugarcane crushing subsidy of Rs. This will entail a financial burden of around Rs 100 crore. The state is expected to mill around 52 lakh tonnes after May 1, 2022, until the end of the season. Of this, 3.2 million tons of sugar cane have been crushed. Also, after May 1, 2022, a sugar subsidy of Rs. In the 2021-22 crushing season, sugar cane is available in a total area of ​​13.67 lakh hectares in the state. In the year 2020-21, 11.42 lakh hectares were dedicated to sugar cane cultivation. The area cultivated with sugarcane is 2.25 lakh hectares more than the previous season. In addition, by the end of May 16, 2022, 1,300.62 lakh tons of sugar cane had been crushed by 100 cooperative and 99 private sugar mills. During the same period last year, 1013.31 lakh tons were milled. The current year saw an increase of 287.31 lakh tons.

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