The Ministerial Committee beneath Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on (*15*) determined that sugar mills in Maharashtra will start 2021-22 sugar season on October 15. Chief Minister Thackeray additionally directed Sugar Commissioner to provoke motion in opposition to mills that haven’t paid the honest and remunerative worth (FRP) for the final season.
FRP has been paid absolutely by 146 sugar mills and the committee additionally determined that cane crushing licenses won’t be issued to defaulter mills.
Cases shall be filed in opposition to govt administrators of mills which can start crushing season earlier than October 15. The assembly determined that farmers ought to take a name on offering sugarcane for crushing to defaulter mills.
For the forthcoming sugar season, 12.32 lakh hectares are beneath sugarcane cultivation within the State and 97 tonnes/ha manufacturing is anticipated. Mills are anticipated to crush 109.6 million tonnes of sugarcane to produce an estimated 11.2 million tonnes of sugar. About 193 sugar mills within the State are anticipated to start operations.
The assembly mentioned bringing sugar cultivation beneath drip irrigation and requested agriculture officers to launch consciousness campaigns. Sugar manufacturing will enhance with drip irrigation, the committee stated in a press assertion.
Meanwhile, 112 personal and co-operative sugar mills have ethanol manufacturing vegetation within the State. Together, these mills plan to produce 206 crore litre ethanol.