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Jan
25

Maharashtra to assist sugar industry

Official sources said,” The sugar industry was greatly helped by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s announcement recently that the state government will fully support the purchase of approximately 900 harvesters. Due to a lack of sugarcane cutter labor and the high cost of harvesting, the sugar industry sought assistance, particularly for the purchase of harvesters.”
CM Shinde said,” The sugar mills have always received government support. In the future also, the government will work to eradicate sugar mill issues. The sugar industry and farmers’ fundamental issues have been addressed by the government. Presently 18 irrigation projects are being launched to address the concerns of farmers and irrigate more than 2.5 million hectares of land.”
“The state government will encourage the production of ethanol. The sugar industry will benefit from the government’s policy to encourage ethanol production. In the state, ethanol production has begun at 106 mills,” the Minister said.
According to Shinde, the state produces too much sugar, so factories should concentrate on managing sugar exports and sales to other states. He suggested that, in addition to sugarcane, farmers should concentrate on growing horticulture and planting more cotton and soybean. Drip irrigation for sugarcane is being increased by the state government. As a result, sugarcane can be delivered to sugar mills with less land and water required.
The Minister Shinde further said, “The state produces too much sugar, so factories should concentrate on managing sugar exports and sales to other states. In addition to sugarcane, farmers should concentrate on growing horticulture and planting more cotton and soybean. Drip irrigation for sugarcane is being increased by the state government. As a result, sugarcane can be delivered to sugar mills with less land and water required.”