20 UP Sugar Mills Sold Electricity Worth Rs 214 Crore To Govt. In 2016-17

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MUZAFFARNAGAR: Twenty sugar mills, including six from Muzaffarnagar district, sold surplus electricity worth Rs 214 crore to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) in 2016-17, officials said today.

Six sugar mills from Khatauli, Titawi, Budhana, Mansurpur, Tikola and Khaikheri areas in Muzaffarnagar accounted for electricity worth Rs 78 crore, District Cane Officer (DCO) O P Yadav said.

Sugar mills generate electricity by burning sugarcane waste and after using the requisite amount, sell the surplus to the government.

SOURCEThe Economic Times

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