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Give Three Reasons to Explain the Development of Sugar Industry in Maharashtra - Geography

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Give three reasons to explain the development of the sugar industry in Maharashtra.  

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Maharashtra is the most important state where sugarcane cultivation and sugar mills are integrated in a co-operative system. In fact, Maharashtra has emerged as India’s largest producer of sugar, producing about one-third of India’s sugar due to :

  1. The high recovery rate of 11.6 percent i.e. the sugar obtained is 11.6 percent of the sugarcane used.
  2. Longer crushing period of 162 days.
  3. The close proximity of mills to the growing areas
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