What type of climate is required for the production of sugarcane? What are the by-products of sugarcane?
- It is a tropical as well as a sub-tropical crop.
- It grows well in hot and humid climate.
- It requires a temperature between 21°C to 27°C and an annual rainfall between 75 and 100 cm.
- Irrigation is required in regions receiving low rainfall.
It is the main source of sugar, gur (jaggery), khandsari and molasses.