According to the Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Department, the Sugarcane acreage is expected to increase by 3-4 percent to 2.93 million hectares in 2022-23 season as compared to 2.84 million hectares in 2021-22 season. One of the major reason behind the rise in acreages are the higher prices of Sugarcane as compared to other crops such as wheat and paddy. During the 2021-22 season, State Advised Price for sugarcane was Rs. 350 per quintal for early variety, Rs. 340 for normal variety.