21 Apr 2012

Sugarcane planted in 44.12 lakh hectares

20-April-2012:- According to the preliminary reports received from the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, sugarcane has been planted in 44.12 lakh hectare as compared to 43.23 lakh hectare last year on this date. Sugarcane plantation is 0.89 lakh hectare more than last year. Normal area for sugarcane cropping is 47.45 lakh hectare. 

Higher area coverage has been reported from Uttar Pradesh (0.82 lakh hectare), Tamil Nadu (0.66 lakh hectare), Maharashtra (0.51 lakh hectare), Karnataka (0.50 lakh hectare), Bihar (0.21 lakh hectare), Madhya Pradesh (0.14 lakh hectare), Assam (0.05 lakh hectare), Andhra Pradesh and Punjab 0.03 lakh hectare each and Uttarakhand (0.01 lakh hectare). 

MP: SB:CP:weatherwatch (20.4.2012)

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