Pune: Experts from the sugar industry believe India is lagging in adopting the latest technology to make the sector efficient.
Mr. Mohan Patil, Sugar Technologist, Sales and Marketing Director from Reggiana Riduttori, while speaking at an event organised by West Indian Sugar Mills Association in association with Deccan Sugar Technologist Association (DSTA), in Pune on June 17 highlighted the need of modern techniques, which other countries are using to boot sugar industry India.
He said, “Currently, we are using old methods for sugarcane to sugar production. But looking at the current scenario, we should acquire the latest technology such as ‘Geographical Information System’ (GIS) Mapping for cane field, through which we can have an idea that what field requires water, harvesting, supervision, etc.”
Patil stressed to adopt “Pocket based filed analysis equipment”, which will be a blessing for sugarcane farmers and sugar mills. “It works as a mechanical device which gauges the sucrose content, water content, and other vital parameters, and it is accessible anywhere through android equipment.”
To reduce the harvesting cost and harvest labor issue, Patil asked farmers and mills to adopt the latest harvesting and transportation machines available in the market.