Chandigarh, Jul 7 (UNI) Haryana Cooperation Minister H S Chatha today said cooperative sugar mills of the state have recorded a sugar recovery of 9.59 per cent, showing an increase of 0.39 per cent over the previous year.
They have yielded an additional sugar worth Rs 15 crore without any extra expenditure, Mr Chatha said.
Cooperative Sugar Mills of the state also recorded a fuel saving of 2.23 per cent, which was the highest during last six years thus saving about Rs 2.43 crore, he said.
Also, the capacity utilisation of these mills was 106 per cent, the highest during last seven years.
The Minister said these mills of the state purchased 337 lakh quintals of sugarcane worth Rs 439 crore, adding that 98 per cent payments have already been made to the suppliers of sugarcane and the remaining amount would be made by July 15.
He was all praise for the only distillery in Cooperative sector in Panipat Sugar Mill, which recorded a profit of Rs six crore for the first time in its 50 years' history.
It also created another record of achieving the highest possible average recovery of 22 per cent spirit from the molasses for fy08 , whereas in the past it never exceeded 19 per cent.
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