Kolhapur, Sep 20 (UNI) Tatya Saheb Kore Warna Co-operative sugar factory at Warnanagar in the district has got Union Commerce and Industry Ministry's ''Star export house grade''.
Sugar factory chairman Shobhatai Kore today said that the factory achieved this ranking due to its remarkable works and progress in export sector in last few years.
Warna sugar factory is the first in the country to earn such a honour, she said.
The factory exported sugar about 12 lakh and 11 lakh quintals in the current and previous years respectively, Ms Kore said. Since last two years, the factory has done export business of about Rs 250 crore after abiding all criteria of excise and customs departments, she informed.
The factory will hopefully get three star grade next year, Ms Kore added.
She pointed out that Warna factory earlier won the awards of the national federation of co-operative sugar factory at Delhi.
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