MM Roy* and Amaresh Chandra
Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, India
*Corresponding Author: MM Roy, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow, India.
Received: February 08, 2020; Published: February 19, 2020
Growing demands and little scope of expanding the area under sugarcane in India necessitates improvement in the scenario of sugar recovery in addition to rise in crop productivity. The sugar recovery rates in the country are low when compared to many other sugar growing countries. After harvest the crop loses its sugar content rapidly during storage, transport and processing. The scenario of five major sugarcane growing states (accounting about 85 per cent of sugar production) viz., Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh is analysed and state specific strategies are outlined for optimizing sugar recovery.
Significance’ Statement: The paper analyses the sugar recovery (that is less than international standards) situation in 5 major sugar producing states of India, State specific strategies are derived for improving the situation in the country.
Keywords: Crushing Schedule; Inversion; Mill Management; Stale Cane; Sour Cane; Varietal Balance
Citation: MM Roy and Amaresh Chandra. “Optimizing Sugar Recovery in India: Need for an Integrated Approach". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-06.
Copyright: © 2020 MM Roy and Amaresh Chandra. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.