Uttar Pradesh government working to increase income of sugarcane farmers


Lucknow: Under the guidance of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of U.P. Yogi Adityanath, and according to the instructions of the Hon’ble Minister, Sugar Industry and Cane Development, Shri Suresh Rana, the Cane Development Department is continuously working to increase the income of sugarcane farmers and to promote entrepreneurship in rural areas.

Giving detailed information in this regard, Commissioner, Cane and Sugar, Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy has told that as a result of simplification of the Khandasari policy and initiation of computerized licensing system, 131 new licenses of Khandasari units have been issued, resulting in generation of 34,550 TCD’s additional crushing capacity, which is similar to the crushing capacity of about 8 sugar mills. Due to this simplified licensing system Khandasari units are being established in rural areas and new employment opportunities are generating in rural areas along with disposal of sugarcane. The rural economy has also been strengthened.

He also informed that till now 14 women entrepreneurs have also been given licenses for Khandasari units by Sugarcane Department. Crushing capacity of 4,100 TCDs will be created from these units per day. By running these Khandasari units, women entrepreneurs will get encouragement and inspiration & women entrepreneurs of the state will also be successful in social and economic fields. It will also pave the way for rural women entrepreneurs to become self-reliant.

It is also notable that for getting a new khandsari license, online application duly completed in all respect, may be submitted on portal www.upkhandsari.in. The Department is taking decision on online application within 100 hours of submission.

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  1. A good move by the Cane Department to issue Khandsari license online within a stipulated time of 100 hours. It will reduce redtapism and smoothen process. UP is the largest cane producing state in the state, so it must adopt swifter digitalisation and industry friendly measures, earliest the best.
    To think of development of an agrarian state like UP away from agriculture is far fetched. Sugarcane has immense potential to change developmental face of the state. For this to happen we must seek opinions of all stake holders-canegrowers,industry experts and people those have domain expertise in the field.
    For this to happen department needs to change its position from controller of sugar economy to facilitator of growth in sugarcane field. Since, it is these players who are the front warrior,so if we listen them it would be a win win proposition for all.


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