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Sugarcane productivity improves in UP, Shamli tops the list

LUCKNOW || Commissioner for Cane Development and Sugar Industry Vipin Kumar Dwivedi said that owing to the successful implementation of the department’s policy of encouraging the high yielding variety of sugarcane and removing the non-approved varieties, there has been an unprecedented hike in the productivity of sugarcane in the state.

scabeThe average per hectare productivity has gone up from 65.2 metric tonne last year to 66.5 metric tonne this year. The stat government has already fixed 70 metric tonne per hectare productivity of sugarcane for the next year.

Shamli with per hectare productivity of 80.8 metric tonnes tops the list and also exceeds the national average. It is followed by Meerut (79.5 metric tonne per hectare), Baghpat (77.03 metric tonne per hectare). Then it is the turn of Muzaffarnagar, Ghaziabad and Amroha, whose per hectare productivity matches with the national average of 70 metric tonne per hectare.

Reviewing the developmental works, Dwivedi instructed the officials to ensure that widespread awareness is made about new techniques such as the trench method of sowing and other novelties, so that the per hectare productivity improves and matches with the national average.

He also asked the officials to take suggestions from the farmers, so as to further improve upon the productivity.