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Haveri’s Famous Sugarcane Farming Hit by Recent Drought

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Haveri, Karnataka: According to The Times of India, the drought is causing the sugarcane yield in the area, which is well-known for its sugarcane growing and is bolstered by an abundance of water from two significant rivers, to decline this year.

A scarcity of sugarcane for processing has put sugar companies in a difficult position due to the significant reduction in production.

The district’s acreage used for sugarcane farming has reportedly decreased in comparison to prior years. This year’s sugarcane yield has been significantly damaged by the drought.

There will unavoidably be less sugarcane in the factories as a result of the decreased yield. 5,26,831 tonnes of cane were crushed by GM Sugars in Sanguru, one of the district’s largest sugar producers, last year. A department of agriculture source revealed, “The management is not enthusiastic about attaining that level this year.

In addition, Haveri’s sugarcane crop area has decreased by 1,200 hectares this year over last. A field officer from GM Sugars stated, “We are pleading with farmers not to provide cane to other firms in nearby regions due to the significant impact of drought on the cane output.

“Water scarcity has not only resulted in a reduction of the sugarcane production area, but it has also had a substantial impact on the yield. There hasn’t been enough rainfall. Growing sugarcane in Koradur village, Haveri taluk, Siddalingappa Kalkoti said, “This year has been one of the most challenging in my life.”

Three significant cane-crushing facilities are located in the Haveri district: VIPN Distilleries in Konanakunte, Shiggaon taluk; GM Sugars in Sangur; and KLPD Ethanol in Rattihalli. Nonetheless, the Haveri district’s drought hasn’t resulted in an increase in the area used for sugarcane farming. Sugarcane is a source of competition for factories located in the nearby districts of Ballari, Gadag, and Davanagere. There is a significant demand from farmers as a result of these factories’ need for sugarcane for crushing.