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Promote drip irrigation to grow sugar cane: Dadasaheb Bhuse

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.”

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | January 14, 2021 4:57:57 am
Dadasaheb Bhuse, Maharashtra sugar farmers, sugar, drip irrigation, Indian express newsDadasaheb Bhuse.(Source: FB/Dadasaheb Bhuse)

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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