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Tamil Nadu sugar mills seek support from Centre, state govt for new season

The industry is expecting that a better monsoon this year will result in an increase in capacity utilisation to 32%

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Gireesh Babu Chennai
Sugar mills in Tamil Nadu have sought help from the central and state governments to improve their performance in the next sugar season starting October.

The industry, which thanked the central government for favourable decisions on subsidy and other matters, has asked the state government to allow it to produce power from the co-gen facilities, which will help it improve performance. 
The industry in Tamil Nadu has reported the lowest recovery in the last five years during the season ending September this year owing to the lack of proper rainfall. 
According to the South Indian Sugar Mills Association, Tamil Nadu (SISMA TN), the capacity utilisation for the season

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First Published: Sep 28 2018 | 11:47 PM IST

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