AgriWatch expects sugar crushing to start from 1-2nd week October 2022 for the coming 2022-23 season in Maharashtra. As per the sources, currently the sugarcane crop condition is good in Maharashtra and yield is expected to improve in the coming season. No major crop damage has been reported so far.
Although, in Uttar Pradesh, the crop yield and sugar recovery are expected to decline due to lower rains in July-August. Sugarcane crushing in Uttar Pradesh is expected to begin from 15th October 2022.