Muzaffarnagar, Maharashtra: According to a report by Amar Ujala, farmers in the district are showing a growing interest in cultivating sugarcane due to its promising returns.
The district has witnessed a consistent rise in the area dedicated to sugarcane cultivation. Additionally, the average sugarcane production has also increased.
Around 2.25 lakh farmers are engaged in cane cultivation. In the year 2014-15, the area under cane cultivation was recorded at 1,25,419 hectares, with an average cane production of 729.44 quintals per hectare. In the recently concluded year 2022-23, the area dedicated to cane cultivation has expanded to 1,73,000 hectares, accompanied by an average yield of 933.08 quintals per hectare.