Tamil Nadu: Perambalur Sugar Mills kicks off 2023-24 season

Tiruchi: The commencement of the cane crushing season for 2023-24 was marked at the public sector Perambalur Sugar Mills in Eraiyur on Friday, reported The Hindu.

Approximately 10,600 acres of sugarcane, cultivated by nearly 4,000 farmers, have been enlisted for supply to the mill in the ongoing season.

In adherence to an agreement between Perambalur Sugar Mills and Arignar Anna Sugar Mill at Kurunkulam in Thanjavur district, approximately 10,000 tonnes of sugarcane will be redirected. Farmers participating in this arrangement will receive a remunerative price of Rs 2,968.87 per tonne of sugarcane, as outlined in an official press release.

The crushing season is projected to extend for approximately 110 days, concluding by March 31. An automated weighbridge, with an estimated cost of Rs 19.95 lakh, is scheduled to be operational soon.

The formal inauguration of the cane crushing season took place in the presence of M. Prabhakaran, MLA, and M. Vadivel Prabhu, District Revenue Officer. K. Ramesh, Chief Executive of Perambalur Sugar Mills, along with farmers and officials, also participated in the inaugural event.


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