Sugarcane to be cultivated over 1.125 million hectares

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Record 73.6 mln ton sugarcane production registered

ISLAMABAD, April 19 (APP): The government has set a target to cultivate sugarcane crop over 1.125 million hectares of land across the country to fulfill the domestic requirements of sugar as well as for exporting.

An official in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research told APP here on Tuesday that sugar production targets for the current Kharif season (2016-17) were fixed at 67.535 million tons.

He said sugarcane would be cultivated over 1.125 million hectares of land across the country during current Kharif season as bumper crop was harvested during last season.