The sugarcane growing area in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh has increased to 1.6567 lakh hectare this year, an official said.
A survey by the sugarcane department showed that the sugarcane growing area has increased to 1.6567 lakh hectare in the district this year, from 1.4729 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, District Cane Officer R D Dwivedi said.
The Uttar Pradesh government has allowed functioning of sugar mills during the coronavirus-induced lockdown to facilitate farmers.
Muzaffarnagar district has eight sugar mills which continued their crushing work during the COVID-19 lockdown to facilitate farmers. All eight sugar mills have reported closure of crushing work last month. PTI