Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh to make sulphurless sugar

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Lucknow: September 25, 2019: The Uttar Pradesh Government has recommended the cost of Rs. 31,408.91 lakh for setting up a sugar mill of 3500 TCD (expandable up to 5000 TCD capacity) and 18 MW co-gen in UP State Sugar and Cane Development Corporation Limited’s (UPSCDCL) Sugar Mill situated in Munderva of Basti district. Along with setting up of sugar mill and co-gen plant, in the crushing season 2018-19, the trial operation of the sugar mill had been conducted in April last. During setting up of this project, an arrangement has also been made to prepare sulphurless sugar in the sugar mill. The cabinet also decided to increase capacity of Pipraich sugar mill, and even it will make sulphurless sugar.

It has estimated the revised cost to be Rs. 43,887.70 lakh for setting up new sugar mill of 5000 TCD capacity (expandable up to 7500 TCDS capacity) and co- gen plant of 27 MW and refinery- sulphur-less sugar plant in Munderva of Basti district. The expenditure on this project will be given cent percent by the State Government in the form of loan.

Setting up of this project will give financial benefits and export of sugar in global market would be possible with the production of sulphur-less sugar. As many as 30,000 farmers will be benefitted with this project and about 8500 direct/ indirect job opportunities will be created.

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