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First Hybrid clone species 205 was developed for sub-tropical climate and it was launched in 1918 for commercial farming: Shri Radha Mohan Singh. Sugarcane revolution started with launch of variety 205 and now ICAR- Sugarcane Breeding Institute has released variety 0238.

Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

Map of Production of Sugarcane In Various State

  • Following is important information from the event “100 years of Excellence In Sugarcane Research and “New India Manthan – Sankal Se Siddhi” organized by ICAR

  • Sugarcane farmers should use intercropping technique to increase income by growing oilseeds, pulses, potatoes, and cucumber with cane

  • Sir Dr Venkatraman, for the first time, released hybrid clone variety 205 (Saccharum officinarum and Saccharum spontaneum) for sub-tropical climate in 1918 for commercial farming.

  • The hybrid clone led to 50 % increase in sugarcane production in North India and popular species like Saccharum Barberi and Saccharum Sinensis were left far behind.

  • Sugarcane Breeding Institute has since developed several hybrid clones for sub-tropical condition including species 312 for the subtropical climate in 1928 and species 419 for tropical climate in 1933.

Sugarcane Yield from Species 0238 and 0118

  • Species 0238 and 0118 are popular in north India with farmers reaping higher yield and sugar mills getting more sugar

  • Significant increase in sugarcane yield and sugar recoveries witnessed in the northern states after expansion of species 0238 in the region.

  • In the last season, 0238 covered 36 % cane area in Uttar Pradesh, 63 % in Punjab, 39 % in Haryana, 17 % in Uttarakhand and 16 % in Bihar.

Sugarcane Production in India

  • India is 2nd largest producer of sugarcane in the world

  • India is leading sugarcane exporter exporting more than 28 Lakh tons of sugarcane last year

  • Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of sugar cane, followed by Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

  • With a production of 1, 333 Lakh Tonnes, Uttar Pradesh accounts for 39 % of total sugarcane production

  • Uttar Pradesh has the largest area- 21 Lakh Hectares of land under sugarcane cultivation

- Published/Last Modified on: September 24, 2017

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