Photo Essay | Sugar rush

The jaggery-making season is in full swing in Indi... more

Photographs by Pradeep Gaur/Mint. A worker crushing sugar cane at a jaggery-making unit in Walidpur village, 30km from the town of Muzaffarnagar.
1/8Photographs by Pradeep Gaur/Mint. A worker crushing sugar cane at a jaggery-making unit in Walidpur village, 30km from the town of Muzaffarnagar.
Sugar-cane juice being boiled in stages to allow the water to evaporate and remove the impurities.
2/8Sugar-cane juice being boiled in stages to allow the water to evaporate and remove the impurities.
Mohammed Rakhmuddin mixing the juice concentrate at his unit on Bhopa Road, on the outskirts of Muzaffarnagar town.
3/8Mohammed Rakhmuddin mixing the juice concentrate at his unit on Bhopa Road, on the outskirts of Muzaffarnagar town.
Semi-solid jaggery, formed after mixing the juice concentrate.
4/8Semi-solid jaggery, formed after mixing the juice concentrate.
The semi-solid jaggery is shaped and left to solidify before being taken to the ‘mandi’
5/8The semi-solid jaggery is shaped and left to solidify before being taken to the ‘mandi’
Farmers unloading their produce at the ‘mandi’
6/8Farmers unloading their produce at the ‘mandi’
Mohammed Irfan of Tewara village with the day’s produce at the Muzaffarnagar ‘mandi’
7/8Mohammed Irfan of Tewara village with the day’s produce at the Muzaffarnagar ‘mandi’
Farmers unloading their produce at the ‘mandi’
8/8Farmers unloading their produce at the ‘mandi’
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