Vijayawada, Jun 24 (UNI) Sentini Bioproducts Pvt Ltd today commissioned its first corn-based ethanol plant in Coastal Andhra Pradesh at a cost of Rs 130 crore at AT Gandepalli Village in Krishna District.
The plant was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy.
Speaking on the occasion, Sentini Bioproducts Chairman M Gopalakrishna said the value-added agro-processing unit would manufacture ethanol from corn and coarse cereals. The plant had a production capacity of 1.2 lakh litre per day.
Company Managing Director T Seshagirirao said the plant would need 300 tonne of maize and other coarse millets. The company would enter into an agreement with the farmers in the Western parts of the Krishna District and Khammam and Karimnagar Districts, who were producing maize, jower and coarse millets, for contract farming and direct procurement of the produce from them.
The company would provide the farmers with financial assistance and necessary advice on improving the productivity and yield of coarse grains.
The plant would provide direct or indirect employment to over 1,300 people, he added.
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