Lucknow: Sugarcane cultivation in the Purvanchal area of Uttar Pradesh has increased by 1.34 lakh hectares in the past four years, stated the Sugarcane Department.
According to the news report published in The Times of India, the data released by the department shows that the income of farmers has increased by Rs 22,000 per hectare during the last four years. The government officials have stated that the area under cane cultivation in Purvanchal was 4.39 lakh hectares which went up to 5.73 lakh hectares.
The farmer-friendly schemes launched by the government has yielded the result, said the official. “Cane payments on time, setting up of new sugar mills, revival of closed mills and the smooth operations of mills during coronavirus pandemic apart from connecting farmers with technology has resulted in farmers getting benefits from cane cultivation,” he said.
The average yield of sugarcane in Purvanchal has increased to 722 quintals per hectare from 652.72 quintals per hectare in the last four years, he said.
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