Season 2023-24: Sugarcane yield in western Uttar Pradesh likely to be lower

New Delhi: Indian Sugar & Bio-energy Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has said that sugarcane yield in western Uttar Pradesh is reportedly lower by 5-10 per cent this season, reported The Hindu Business Line.

According to ISMA’s statement, the yield in this region is reportedly lower by 5-10 percent overall, with specific districts experiencing decline of 10-13 percent. The association attributes this reduction in yield to waterlogging and red rot infestation in the western region.

ISMA also noted that sugarcane yield in central Uttar Pradesh remains largely similar or slightly lower than the previous year, while eastern Uttar Pradesh has seen an improvement compared to the preceding year. Satellite mapping data conducted by ISMA indicates a marginal 1 per cent increase in sugarcane cultivation area in Uttar Pradesh.

Despite the challenges faced in certain regions, ISMA reported better sugar recovery rates across all three regions of Uttar Pradesh. This positive trend is expected to contribute to an increased sugar output from the state. According to ISMA’s second advance estimates, the 2023-24 sugar season is projected to see 120 lakh tonnes of sugar, compared to the 119 lakh tonnes produced in the 2022-23 sugar season (before diversion).



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