Unseasonal rain affects jaggery production in Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar

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Bijnor/Muzaffarnagar: Western Uttar Pradesh, the sugarcane belt of the state, has been affected due to heavy rainfall that has ravaged the region since the last few days.

The rainwater has not only flooded the cane fields but has also damaged the jaggery units in the region leading to the loss of crores of rupees.

Muzaffarnagar units produce 4,000 quintals of jaggery every day which is sold in the market but the quantity is now reduced to 200 quintals. Around 800 kolhus in Bijnor produce around 4,500 quintals of jaggery every day which has been also reduced to half their capacity.

According to the media report, Shyam Singh, secretary of Gur Mandi in Muzaffarnagar said, “The heavy rainfall has affected over 3000 jaggery units in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts. This is one of the largest jaggery markets in the state and rainfall has led the market with the lowest jaggery units trading now.”

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