Yamunanagar: Saraswati sugar mill in Yamunanagar, Haryana, will start crushing sugarcane early this year, a week earlier than previous season, to benefit farmers in the region, reported Amar Ujala.
The mill management has decided to start crushing season on October 31 this year.
Preparations for the upcoming season are in full swing at the Saraswati ugar mill. According to mill authorities, the final phase of maintenance for the mill is underway, and soon a trial run will be conducted.
Traditionally, the sugarcane crushing season at the mill and in the surrounding regions used to commence on the first Tuesday of November. However, this year, the decision has been taken to begin operations on October 31. This decision has been welcomed by sugarcane farmers, as it will enable them to clear their fields earlier for wheat cultivation.
The target for sugarcane crushing at the mill this year is set at 175 lakh quintals, covering an extensive area of around 96,000 acres. To facilitate sugarcane procurement, the mill management has established 45 purchase centers, where farmers can deliver their sugarcane via tractors. Farmers will then transport the sugarcane from these centers to the mill using their vehicles.
Sanju Gundiyana, the District Head of the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Charuni), expressed that in previous years, sugarcane crushing operations usually began in November, which caused difficulties for farmers in preparing their fields for wheat cultivation. He urged the mill management to follow a routine that would allow farmers to harvest their sugarcane without any delays during the crushing season.
D P Singh, the Senior Vice President (Cane) of the Mill, confirmed that sugarcane crushing would commence on October 31 this year, benefiting approximately 22,000 farmers. The mill’s maintenance work is in its final stages, and farmers will soon be able to start delivering their sugarcane to the mill through the 45 designated centers.