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Capacity of sugar mills to be increased in Haryana

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government will further increase the capacity of all mills in the state at a cost of about Rs 1,100 crore to benefit growers.

of State for Cooperation said the capacity of Sonepat mill will be increased from 1,600 ton crushing per day (TCD) to 2,200 TCD, that of to 5,000 TCD, to 3,500 TCD, and Hafed to 3,300 TCD.

It is for the first time in Haryana's history that all mills have crushed about 500 lakh quintals of this year as compared to 369 lakh quintals crushed last year, he said.

Last week, Rs 200 crore was paid to the growers and the pending dues of Rs 110 crore will be released soon, he further said.

Grover said Hafed had started the process to set up a at IMT, Rohtak, for which Rs 50 crore grant was received from the The project would provide employment to about 1,500 youth, he added.

The further said that Hafed had purchased 2.75 lakh metric tonnes of mustard from Nafed during the current fiscal.

Besides, 36,940 MT of mustard was bought to extract oil, Grover said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:10 IST