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Centre asks sugar mills to divert excess cane, sugar for ethanol production

In order to encourage mills to divert sugarcane to produce ethanol in the interest of farmers and sugar industry, soft loans of Rs 18,600 crore are being extended through banks to 362 projects

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ethanol production | Ethanol blending | UP sugar mills

Virendra Singh Rawat  |  Lucknow 



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Following the lockdown, the mills had to face the challenges of low ethanol takeoff by the OMCs in some states, including UP, due to the drastic crash in fuel sales

With surplus sugar production and falling market demand pulling down sugar prices and leading to an accumulation of farmers’ arrears, the Centre has asked sugar mills to divert the excess cane and sugar for the production of fuel grade ethanol.

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First Published: Wed, May 13 2020. 18:56 IST

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