Demand of sugarcane surges for harvest festival in Karnataka

Sugarcane is fetching high prices in the market in Karnataka's Shivamogga district. Massive stock of sugarcane is in supply. Shivamogga was known as the 'sugarcane paradise' during Mysuru Maharaja's times but the production of sugarcane has gradually declined. Now, the cultivation of sugarcane has been restricted. Sugarcanes are in high demand in festive season. It is estimated that in future a situation may arise that Shivamogga will have to import sugarcanes from different parts of the country.