Sugar mills in the state should start a drive to promote sugarcane cultivation through drip irrigation, Agriculture Minister Dadasaheb Bhuse said Wednesday.
In a meeting with representatives of agriculture universities, sugarcane promoters and experts, Bhuse said: “Experiments should be encouraged to improve the quality of sugarcane. We have to find ways to enhance the quality, as well as a higher yield.”
He added that Maharashtra, with over 200 sugar mills, can bring about a major transformation by making farmers grow cane using water conservation technologies like drip irrigation.
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