CANE DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

MUZAFFARNAGAR

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BRIEF DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVE OF DEPARTMEN

To maximise productivity as well as production of cane in minimum land area.
To supply promising and healthy cane seeds (sets) to farmers.
To establish foundation and primary cane nurseries on the fields of progressive farmers.
To popularise early varieties which are promising, high yielding and suited to agro-specific conditions and also give better sugar recovery percentage.
To supply plant protection chemicals (pesticides) and agriculture implements to cane growers on subsidised rates.
To supply chemical fertilizers to cane growers.
To facilitate necessary and useful training to cane growers regarding scientific cultivation of sugarcane.
To construct inter-village roads for easy movement of sugarcane in the reserved areas of sugar mills.

LOCATION (ADDRESS) : Ram Bagh Road, Muzaffarnagar,Phone : 0131-606686 (Office)

Fax No. : 0131-603769

HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT : CANE COMMISSIONER, U.P.

Ganna Bhawan, Mal Avenue Road,

Lucknow-226 001

NO. OF PROJECTS/SCHEMES : Two types of schemes are being implemented by this dpartment

SOME USEFUL DATA

AT A GLANCE

1. Total Cultivable Agri. Area (in hect.) : 3,30,300

2. Total Cane Area (in hect) : 1,88,726

3. Total Cane Production (in lakh quintals) : 1,296-55

4. Productivity/Yield (in qtl./hect.) : 687

  1. Total Cane Crushed (in lakh quintal):493-81

6. Total Sugar Production (in bags) : 48,45,424

  1. Description of Sugar Factories
  2. A) Cooperative Sector : 01

    B) Corporation Sector : 01

    C) Private Sector : 06

    Total Sugar Mills : 08

  3. No. of Cane Cooperative Development:10 Societies

9. No. of Cane Development Councils : 08

10. Total Nos. of Cane Growers (members) in :2,03,810

      all Cane Cooperative Development Societies

A) District Plan : This is State sponsored programme. This includes our types of programme as narrated below :

1. Improved Cane Seed Production and Distribution Scheme :

Under this scheme foundation and primary seed nurseries are sown on farmers field

objective : To provide improved seed to farmers.

  1. Foundation Nursery : Under this scheme, nucleus cane seeds are obtained from sugarcane research centres and distributed to farmers.

                    Subsidy : General Rs.1000/- hect. SC/ST : Rs. 2000/-

  1. Primary Nursery : Seeds/sets produced from foundation nurseries are used for sowing primary nurseries. Such nurseries are maintained by progressive and skilled farmers :

                    Subsidy : General Rs.500/- hect. SC/ST : Rs. 1000/-

2. Soil and Seed Treatment Programme :

Under this scheme, soil and seed treating pesticides are distributed to farmers on subsidised rates.

Subsidy : From Government : 12.50 percent

From Sugar Mill : 27.50 percent

From Cane Development Council : 10.00 percent

3. Ratoon Management Programme :

Under this scheme, plant protection chemicals/ urea are sprayed on farmers cane fields. Following subsidies are given to farmers :

Subsidy : From Government : 12.50 percent

From Sugar Mill : 27.50 percent

From Cane Development Council : 10.00 percent

Total  50.00 percent

4. Inter-Village Road Construction Programme :

Under this scheme, approach roads are constructed to connect sugar mills with remotest villages.

Objective : To facilitate easy and uninterrupted transport of sugarcane from farmer's fields to sugar mills.

Subsidy : From Government : 50.00 percent

From Cane Development Council : 50.00 percent

B) Centrally Sponsored Scheme :Under this scheme financial resources are made available by both central as well as State Government. This includes following four types of schemes :

1. Field Demonstration : (75:25) Field demonstrations are done on farmer's field as per target. Each demonstration will be for the size 0.5 hectare field.

Subsidy : Rs. 5000 per demonstration.

Objective : To popularise scientifically recommended and most suited agro specific informations regarding varietal selection, fertilizer management, irrigation and plant protection measures etc. amongst farmers.

2. Seed Multiplication :Promising sugarcane varieties are multiplied on progressive farmer's field.

Subsidy : 10 percent of the cost of cultivation or Rs. 2000 per hectare (whichever is less)

Prerequisites :

  1. Nursery growers are required to be members of cane cooperative society/sugarcane seed corporation etc.
  2. Varieties recommended by Core Committee are desired to be used for seed multiplication.
  3. 3. Nursery growers should be progressing farmers having sufficient knowledge about latest agro-practices.

    Responsibility :

    S.C.D.I., will be responsible for any irregularity in seed multiplication.

  4. MHAT :
  5. Moist and hot air treatment plants are installed in sugar mills/seed corporations or on sugarcane research centres.

    Subsidy : Rs. 2.00 Lakh per MHAT plant.

    Utility :

    Treated seeds are free from pests and diseases and also give better and faster germination.

  6. Distribution of Agricultural Implements :

Herein agricultural implements are supplied to cane growers on subsidised rates.

Subsidy :

  1. Manually drawn implements :50% of the cost of implement or Rs. 600 whichever is less.

b) Bullock drawn implements : 50% of the cost of implements or Rs. 1500 whichever is less

c) Tractor drawn implements : 25% of the cost of implements or Rs. 10000 whichever is less

In this scheme only ISI marked agricultural Implements are supplied to farmers.

Working Units :

In each district cane development department has two working units.

  1. Cooperative Cane Development Unions.
  2. Cane Development Councils.

Cooperative Cane Development Unions :

In Muzaffarnagar, these are 10th no. located in different zones as described below :

  1. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Khatauli
  2. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Shamli
  3. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Unn
  4. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Mansoorpur
  5. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Titawi
  6. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Ramraj
  7. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Morna
  8. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Rohanakalan
  9. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Thana Bhawan
  10. Co-operative Cane Development Union, Budhana

Office Incharge : Special Secretary/Secretary

They are assisted by Board of Directors which is headed by Chairman/Vice Chairman. Board of Directors include elected/Government nominated persons.

Functions of the Society :

  1. To increase the productivity of sugarcane by execution of the development programmes and schemes launched by the State or Central Governments.
  2. To organise field demonstrations and to establish cane nurseries with a view to popularise modern and scientific methods of cane cultivation among farmers.
  3. To construct and establish or to take on rent basis godowns for storage and timely distribution of fertilizers, pesticides and other agricultural inputs to cane growers.
  4. To regulate distribution, sale or purchase of cane supplied by the cane growers to the factory and also to make provisions for speedy payment of the cane price to cane growers.
  5. To devise ways and means for timely availability of cane seed, manures and fertilizers, agricultural implements and to render their members economic help in the form of loan.
  6. To perform other functions pertaining and conductive to the over all development (social, economic, educational) of the members of society.

Cane cooperative society is governed by U.P. Cane Cooperative Act, 1965 and rules 1968 and its bye laws.

All arrangements in connection with the sowing, sale and supply of cane by cane cooperative societies shall be in accordance with such general or special instructions as may be issued by the Cane Commissioner from time to time.

Payment of Cane Price :

The Occupier of factory shall be liable to pay the cane price of cane purchased by him after fifteen days from the date of delivering the cane to his sugar factory. Latest cane price rate is as under :-

Mill Gate Out Centre

Early Variety Rs. 95/- qtl. Rs. 91/- qtl. Crushing Season 2000-2001.

General Variety Rs. 90/- qtl. Rs. 86/- qtl. Crushing Season 2000-2001.

The owner of the factory or any other person competent in that behalf enters into an agreement with a bank under which the bank agrees to give advance to him on the security of sugar produced or to be produced in the factory, the said owner shall provide in such agreement that a (percentage, called "tagging percentage",) of the total amount of advance shall be set apart for repayment to cane growers or their cooperative societies on account of price of sugarcane purchased or to be purchased for the factory during the current crushing season and interest there on and such societies commission in respect there of.

As per latest instruction, 85 percent tagging is fixed by the Cane Commissioner of U.P.

Commission on Purchase of Cane :

Where the purchase of cane is made through cane cooperative society, the commission of cane purchase shall be paid by the Occupier/Owner of the factory. Out of total commission seventy five percent shall be payable to the society and twenty five percent to the Council.

As per latest instruction given by the State Government, the rate of commission on purchase of cane will be as under :

Rs. 1.08 per quintal of sugarcane. (For Crushing Season : 2000-2001)

Declaration of Reserved Area and Assigned Area :

1. Without prejudice to any order made under Clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 16 of the U.P. Sugarcane (Regulation of supply and purchase) Act, 1953, the Cane Commissioner may after consulting the factory and cane-growers Cooperative Society in the manner to be prescribed.

    1. reserve any area; and
    2. assign any area,

for the purposes of the supply of cane to a factory in accordance with the provisions of section 16 during (one or more crushing season) and may likewise at any time cancel such order or alter the boundaries of an area so reserved or assigned.

  1. Where any area has been declared as reserved area for a factory, the occupier of such factory shall, if so directed by the Cane Commissioner, purchase all the cane grown in that area which is offered for sale to the factory.
  2. Where any area has been declared as assigned area for a factory, the Occupier of such factory shall purchase such quantity of cane grown in that area and offered for sale to the factory as may be determined by the Cane Commissioner.
  3. An appeal shall lie to the State Government against the order of the Cane Commissioner passed under sub section (1).

Cane Development Councils :

These are semi-government bodies and are entrusted with the task of developmental activities in reserved area of sugar mills. In Muzaffarnagar, these are eight in number as described below :

01. Cane Development Council, Khatauli

02. Cane Development Council, Shamli

03. Cane Development Council, Unn

04. Cane Development Council, Titawi

05. Cane Development Council, Mansoorpur

06. Cane Development Council, Ramraj

07. Cane Development Council, Morna

08. Cane Development Council, Rohanakalan

Office Incharge : Senior Cane Development Inspector / Mantri, Cane Development Council.

Besides above, there are two non-statutory committies located as below :

09. Non Statutory Committee, Thana Bhawan

10. Non Statutory Committee, Budhana

Office Incharge : Secretary, Whole Incharge : District Cane Officer

He is assisted by the members of Council which is headed by Chairman. Chairman is a elected person.

Functions of the Council :

These shall be as below :

  1. to consider and approve the programme of development for the zone.
  2. to facilitate distribution of cane varieties, cane seed and fertilizers to farmers and take supervisory work regarding cane showing programme.
  3. to take necessary steps for the prevention and control of diseases and pests in its zone.
  4. to inpart technical training to cultivators in matters relating to the production of cane.
  5. to construct inter-village roads in its zone.
  6. to perform other prescribed functions pertaining and conductive to the general development of the zone.

Council Fund :

It shall consist of :

a) grants, if any made by the State Government.

b) contributions made by the sugar factories and cane growers cooperative societies.

c) any other sums, which the State Government provides to it.

SOURCE:DISTRICT CANE OFFICER,MUZFFARNAGAR

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