Sugarcane Stress

“Yes, we use water from our bore wells. It’s easy for you to say grow something else, can you ensure a market for it? What do you think we can grow? There are 6 sugar mills in this area and they buy our harvest.” Popat Pawar, Sholapur, Maharashtra. A major part of sugarcane cultivation happens in areas that have very little water and most of the sugar mills are owned by politicians.