Experts from the Agriculture Department have issued a warning to sugarcane farmers and growers in Pakistan to use the most recent cultivation techniques. A study has led the Department to the conclusion that Pakistan’s average sugarcane growth per acre can increase by 40 to 50 tonnes if farmers use the most recent production technologies.
On Monday, a spokesperson for the Department informed the media that the months of February and March were ideal for sugarcane cultivation by Baharia. As a result, sugarcane growers should begin cultivating the crop right away and finish it by the middle of March because sowing too late could reduce both production quantity and quality.
The sugarcane cultivars CP-77-400, CP-72-2086, CP-43-33, CPF-243, HSF-240, SPSG-26, SPF-213, SPF-245, and COJ-84 have all received approval from the department. He added that the agriculture department’s field staff or the agriculture helpline could provide additional information in this regard.
He advised farmers to plant sugarcane on as much land as possible because it was Pakistan’s fourth most important crop, after wheat, cotton, and rice. Additionally, due to its attractive market value, sugarcane would also help alleviate growers’ financial difficulties.
“The sugarcane crops would also play a significant role in meeting the requirements for domestic food.” As a result, farmers should cultivate varieties that have been approved. The most recent methods may also be useful for increasing sugarcane yield per acre.
India, Pakistan’s neighbor, has successfully incorporated modern technology into its agriculture and has been significantly more effective in modernizing farming practices. Newer technologies, such as Kisan Drones, have been a constant focus of the Indian government’s efforts to transform the agricultural sector.
Despite limited land resources, increasing weather uncertainties, and the emergence of more virulent pests and pathogens, the new technologies developed in recent years have significantly improved the production of food grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, egg, and fish. They have also addressed the specific needs of farmers.
Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, informed parliament. Additionally, he informed us of the Rs. funds. Based on the proposals that have been received thus far, 126.99 crores have been allocated for the Kisan Drone promotion.
Despite limitations in land resources, increasing weather uncertainties, and the emergence of more virulent pests and pathogens, the newly developed technologies have significantly improved the production of food grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, meat, egg, and fish. They have also addressed the specific requirements of farmers.
Cereals, pulses, oilseeds, sugarcane, and milk production increased from 234.87, 17.15, 275.11, 3623.33, and 146.31 million tonnes in 2014–15 to 288.03, 27.69, 376.96, 4318.12, and 209.96 million tonnes in 2021–22 as a result of these agricultural technologies.
At the central level, the Indian government has worked together to ensure that its programs and activities for the benefit of Self Help Group (SHG) members are consistent. A hybrid (virtual and physical) meeting was held here under the Joint Chairmanship of Secretary (RD) and Secretary (A&FW) to give this convergence initiative a boost across the country.