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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Constraints faced by jaggery producers regarding production of quality jaggery in western Maharashtra

Author(s):
Chougule SB, Shirke VS, Giri PR and Dhadwad MB
Abstract:
India is the pioneer in preparation of jaggery from sugarcane juice. In India, the jaggery and khandsari industries are just as significant as the sugar sector. During 2020-21, India produced more than 300 MMT of sugarcane, of which roughly, 80 per cent was used to make white sugar, 11.29 per cent was used to make jaggery and khandsari, and 8.80 per cent was used to make cane juice, seed cane for the following harvest, and so on. Sugarcane recovery in India varies from 8.89 to 11.26 per cent, whereas jaggery recovery varies from 10.13 per cent depending on sugarcane type, sugarcane quality, soil texture, irrigation infrastructure, and time of cane crushing, among other factors. However, jaggery producers from western Maharashtra had faced lot of problems regarding production of quality jaggery, therefore this study conducted purposefully in respected area. This study on adoption of jaggery production technology by the sugarcane growers and their marketing behaviour was conducted in part of western Maharashtra viz. Kolhapur, Sangali, Satara and Pune districts are leading jaggery units and production in Maharashtra. Present research study carried out with sample size of 240 of the jaggery producing sugarcane growers. Data was collected on personal, socio-economic, communicational and psychological characteristics of jaggery producers by using ex-post facto research design of social research. The collected data were collected from the respondents by personally interviewing with the help of present and well- structured interview schedule.
Pages: 484-486  |  533 Views  315 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Chougule SB, Shirke VS, Giri PR and Dhadwad MB. Constraints faced by jaggery producers regarding production of quality jaggery in western Maharashtra. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 484-486.

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