Increase in Sugar Recovery From 10.01% in 2012-13 to 10.62% in 2015-16

A number of sugarcane varieties, higher in cane yield and sugar content have been developed and are being cultivated in the country which is evident by increase in sugar recovery from 10.01% in sugar season of 2012-13 to 10.62% in 2015-16. 

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) through Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI), Coimbatore, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, Lucknow and All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Sugarcane are already conducting research to improve the quality of sugarcane by increasing cane yield and sucrose content. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Shri S.S. Ahluwalia in Lok Sabha today.

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