Karnataka pegs 2017 sugarcane crop 30.4 million tonne vs 23.5 million year ago.

Output of most kharif crops, barring cotton and sugarcane, is seen declining due to dry spell during Jul-Aug. In the Jun-Sep monsoon season so far, Karnataka has received 644.1 mm of rainfall, 10% below normal. Sugarcane production is seen up at 30.4 million tonne, compared with 23.5 million tonne last year.