Agri Commodities Preview: Sugarcane Sowing Starts On Upbeat Note

As the country is gearing up for an early monsoon, the sowing in the current kharif season has also started with a total area of 54 lakh hectares (lh) brought under cultivation till 18th May 2018, according to data released by the Agriculture Ministry. A total of 55 lh was covered during the same period last year. However, bulk of it was due to Sugarcane which was planted over 47 lh accounted for much of the area covered so far. While the sugarcane sowing in Uttar Pradesh is estimated at 21.52 lh, in Maharashtra and Karnataka it was 8.75 lh and 4 lh respectively.