Minister launches sale of ethanol from Shahabad sugar factory : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Kurukshetra, July 25

Cooperation Minister Banwari Lal today said steps are being taken by the government to strengthen the financial position of the state’s cooperative sugar mills.

He was in Shahabad to launch Shahabad Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited’s ethanol sale. A 60 KLPD (kilo liter per day) ethanol plant was launched at the sugar mill at a cost of Rs 99 crore last year. The minister pointed out the trucks carrying ethanol from the plant.

He said, “The state government is trying to improve the economic situation of sugar mills by launching various projects. This will help sugar mills pay farmers’ dues on time. Cooperative sugar factories in Palwal, Kaithal and Meham have started to prepare jaggery and jaggery powder, while Rohtak sugar factory prepares refined sugar.

He said the cooperative sugar factory in Shahabad was among the best in the country. It produced 7.39 lakh quintals of sugar by crushing 73.15 lakh quintals of sugarcane during the last milling season (2021-22) with a sugar recovery of 10.10%. The plant also earned Rs 19.24 crore from generating 4.76 crore of electricity.

The minister said the factory has set a target to grind 80 lakh quintals of sugarcane, produce 8.8 lakh quintals of sugar and generate around 5 crore units of electricity during the grinding season. 2022-23.

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Rachel J. Bradford