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Around 20% distilleries shut shop in UP

Around 20 per cent of overall distillery capacity in Uttar Pradesh has closed due to a crackdown by the government through regular raids from the state excise department. According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (Isma), there are about 55 functional distilleries in Uttar Pradesh, mostly in the private sector with 1.109 million tonnes of installed distillation capacity. The government has sent closure notices to nearly 20 per cent of these units, discovering some lacunae in the process of cane crushing, said S L Gupta, president of the Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association. A majority ...