India remains to be the undisputed leader in sugarcane production in Asia, only trailing behind the South American nation of Brazil. What not many people know is that sugarcane is actually a kind of wild grass that does not need too much rainfall or excessive sunlight for it to grow in abundance. In spite of this, sugar remains to be a very important agricultural crop – a commodity that is needed anywhere and everywhere in the world. It is an important element of any type of cuisine, pastries, and beverage. Sugar is indeed a necessity.
This list will give you information on the ten states in India with the highest sugarcane yield. Does it also follow that the people who live in these states also have the sweetest personalities – or at least, a sweet tooth?
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10.Uttarakhand – 65,000 metric tons
This state is located in the northern part of India. Known as “the land of the gods” due to its abundant Hindu temples and beautiful scenery, the state is also a major sugar producer in India. The districts of Dehradun, Haridwar, and Udham Singh Nagar are at the epicenter of the state’s vital sugarcane industry.
9.Punjab – 66,000 metric tons
The state of Punjab, known as “the land of the five rivers,” is really mainly agricultural. Its various rivers and streams ensure a steady water supply and the natural fertility of the state’s soil seal Punjab’s great agricultural potential. More than 90,000 hectares of land in Punjab are devoted for sugarcane production. The districts of Amritsar, Patiala, Jalandhar, Sangrur, and Ludhiana are the centers of sugarcane production.
8.Haryana – 94,000 metric tons
Haryana is a state located in the northern part of India, near East Punjab. It is a fairly wealthy state, with a progressive industry sector and a very important agricultural center as well. More than 100,000 hectares of land in the state are devoted solely for sugarcane production, with the districts of Karnal, Faridabad, Rohtak, Sonepat, and Gurgaon leading the pack in sugarcane production.
7.Gujarat – 96,000 metric tons
Gujarat is one of the fastest growing states in India, and it also has a very buoyant agricultural sector. 3-5% of India’s sugarcane production is grown in Gujarat, with the districts of Surat, Navsari, Bharauch, Valsad, Junagadh, and Bhavnagar leading the fray in sugarcane production. Owing to fertile land and good weather, it is expected that sugarcane production in this state is set to grow even more.
6.Bihar – 122,000 metric tons
Bihar is a populous state in the northeastern part of India but thanks to the Ganges River, which splits the state from east to west, Bihar’s soil is fertile and suitable for agriculture. More than 200,000 hectares of land are devoted for sugarcane production, with the districts of Patna, Champaran, Darbhanga, and Gaya being the largest producers of sugarcane.
5.Andhra Pradesh – 150,000 metric tons
Andhra Pradesh lies on the southeastern coast of the Indian subcontinent. The state’s suitable climate and fair weather lends itself favorable for agriculture – especially sugarcane production. The high yield is expected to continue growing in the coming years together with the advent of modern technology and more efficient agricultural methods.
4.Karnataka – 350,000 metric tons
Karnataka produces more than 10% of the total sugarcane production of India. Yielding an impressive 350,000 metric tons in 2014, the districts that have been primarily attributed for sugarcane production include the districts of Belgaum, Chitradurga, Mysore, and Shimoga. Karnataka, after all, is primarily an agricultural state.
3.Tamil Nadu – 375,000 metric tons
The greatest yield per hectare is found in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, with an impressive per hectare yield of 100 tons per hectare. More than 230,000 hectares of land in Tamil Nadu is devoted solely for sugarcane production.
2.Maharashtra – 755,000 metric tons
More than 900,000 hectares of land are devoted for sugarcane production in this state. Contributing to close to 25% of India’s total sugarcane produce, this is largely due to the state’s black, volcanic soil – which favors agricultural production.
1.Uttar Pradesh – 1.3 million metric tons
This state trumps every other state and finds itself at the nucleus of India’s sugarcane industry. 40% of India’s sugarcane is grown in this state, notably in the districts of Bareilly, Muzaffarnagar, Bulandshahr, Meerut, and Saharanpur.