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Rs.3,333 crore has been invested on new projects of Sugar mills of UP in last 4 yrs

In last four years, About Rs.3,333 crore has been invested on new projects of Sugar mills of the State

An investment of Rs.1,161.20 crore has been made in setting up 275 newly licensed Khandsari units in the state.An investment of Rs. 1,456 crore has been made in cooperative sugar mills by setting up new sugar mills, cogeneration and distillery plants and expansion of crushing capacity.An investment of Rs.230 crore has been made on the technical Up gradation of Co-operative Sugar Mills and on re-operation of distilleries by setting up ZLD.An investment of Rs.515 crore has been made on increasing the crushing capacity of 11 private sector sugar mills.

lucknow: Sugarcane cultivation is prevalent in the State as a cash crop and is the main source of livelihood for about 45 lakh sugarcane farmers and their families and workers engaged in direct and indirect employment in this area. Sugarcane crop and sugar mills play an important role in the economy and development of the state. In view of the above, the State Government continuously strives towards doubling the income of cane farmers and to facilitate cane development and cane supply through Sugar Industry and cane Development Department, Uttar Pradesh.

Additional Chief Secretary, Sugar Industry and Cane Development, Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy said that in view of the development of Sugar Sugar mills as well as other traditional alternatives for supply of sugarcane and for development of small scale industries in rural areas and local employment generation, the State Government have simplified the rules related to the establishment of Khandsari units in the interest of cane farmers in the last four years. As a result of these 275 new licenses of Khandsari units were issued. The total investment on these projects is estimated to be Rs.1,161.20 crore.

Shri Bhoosreddy informed that in order to make the farmers economically prosperous by motivating them to cultivate sugarcane again in the Purvanchal region, new sugar mills of 5000 TCD capacity namely  Pipraich and Munderwa were operationalize by establishing  sulphur less sugar production plant . Along with this a new co-gen plant of 27 MW was also installed. A total investment of Rs.873.30 crore was made on these projects. The crushing capacity of Mohiuddinpur Chini Mill of the corporation sector has been increased from 2,500 to 3,500 TCD. And 15 MW cogen was installed on which an investment of Rs.165 crore was made. By increasing the crushing capacity of Ramala sugar mill of the cooperative sector, a new plant of 5,000 TCD was established. Technical up-gradation was made in 06 sugar mills like Sarsanwa, Anupshahar, Sampurnanagar, Belrayan, Puwanya and Nanpara and the distilleries were re-operated by establishment of the ZLD plant in 06 distilleries like Nanauta, Sampoornanagar, Anupshahar, Kayamganj, Nanpara and Ghosi. New distillery plants were set up in 02 sugar mills, Najibabad and Sathianv. A total investment of Rs.647.25 crore was made on these projects. The establishment of new sugar mills like Pipraich and Munderwa will ensure the development of Purvanchal region. At the same time, Western UP is being developed due to the expansion of the capacity of Mohiuddinpur and Ramala sugar mills. It will be easy for the sugarcane farmers to supply their sugarcane which will help in the progress. Apart from this, in view the availability of sugarcane in 11 private sugar mills, 20,600 TCD Crushing capacity has been increased of these sugar mills to facilitate cane supply and an investment of about Rs.515 crore has been made on these. From the capital investment, made as above in the  corporation, cooperative and private sector sugar mills, Prosperity of sugarcane farmers of the state, creation of direct and indirect employment at local level and work efficiency of sugar mills will increase. And as a result of all-round development of rural areas, the economic development of the state will gain a boost up.

Giving detailed information regarding the investments made by the State Government in the interest of farmers, in the field of sugar industry and cane development, Additional Chief Secretary, Sugar Industry and Cane Development, Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy said that, to keep the system of cane supply smooth and to promote small rural industries and as an additional option for the supply of sugarcane, in the year 2018-19, the department made arrangements for online licensing by implementing the new Khandsari policy. Under this arrangement, so far 275 new licenses (crushing capacity 69,450 TCD) have been issued, due to which investment of Rs.1,161.20 crore is possible in rural areas. Against the above, operation of 176 units (crushing capacity 43,802 TCD) has been started so far, under which an investment of Rs.388 crore has been made.

In last four years, About Rs.3,333 crore has been invested on new projects of Sugar mills of the State

He informed that in view of the sugarcane supply problem of the farmers, the crushing capacity of Ramala-Baghpat sugar mill of cooperative sector has been increased to 2,750 TCD. 5000 TCD to Rs. done and a new 27 MW co-gen plant was set up on which a total investment of Rs.309.46 crore was made. This Energy generation will solve the energy problem of the state. The economic condition of the sugar mill will improve which will facilitate cane price payment.

He also informed that New distillery of 40 KLPD capacity has been established in Snehroad-Bijnor sugar mill of cooperative sector. On which a total investment of Rs.51.37 crore has been made. A new distillery of 30 KLPD capacity has been set up in Sathianyava  sugar mill of cooperative sector. on which a total investment of Rs.56.41 crore has been made. This will improve the economic condition of both the sugar mills and will facilitate cane price payment and will also create additional employment. The increase in ethanol production will solve the problem of petroleum fuel and also reduce environmental pollution.

In order to improve the efficiency of the cooperative sector technical up-gradation has been done in Sarsanwa, Anupshahr, Sampurnanagar, Belrayan, Puwanya and Nanpara sugar mill on which a total investment of Rs.68.71 crore has been made. After modernization, the consumption of steam in these sugar mills will be reduced and energy and bagasse will be saved.The breakdown during operation of mills will be reduced and the quality of sugar will improve. Bio-compost based ZLD Plants were set up for environmental protection in Nanauta, Sampurnanagar, Anupshahr, Kayamganj, Nanpara and Ghosi mill of cooperative sector. on which a total investment of Rs.161.30 crore has been made.

The Additional Chief Secretary informed that in addition to the cooperative and corporation sector, 11 sugar mills in the private sector such as Shamli-1,500 TCD, Unn-2,000 TCD, Bilari-2,000 TCD. , Harianwa-5,000 TCD, Nigohi-1,500 TCD, Agwanpur-2,000 TCD, Tikoula-1,200 TCD, Venus-500 TCD., Biswan-1,000 TCD, Karimganj-2,000 TCD.and Motinagar-1,500 TCD. TOTAL-20,600 TCD Crushing capacity increased. Per TCD on creation of the said additional crushing capacity.In addition to above, on creation of crushing capacity Based on the investment of Rs.2.50 lakh per TCD., an additional investment of about Rs.515 crore is expected to be made. Due to which sugarcane farmers of these mill areas will be benefitted.

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In this way, a total investment of about Rs.3,333 crore has been made in the last four years on the above mentioned projects related to sugar industry and Khandsari. By which the cane growing farmers of the state will get ease in selling their sugarcane crop.

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