Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 3

Optimizing Sugar Recovery in India: Need for an Integrated Approach

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

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Abstract

  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

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Citation: MM Roy and Amaresh Chandra. “Optimizing Sugar Recovery in India: Need for an Integrated Approach". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.3 (2020): 01-06.



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