Hafed Sugar Mill inaugurated

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Chandigarh, Oct 7 (UNI) Haryana Agriculture and Cooperative Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha today inaugurated the Hafed Sugar Mill at Phahphra in Karnal district, which is being set up at a cost of Rs 75 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Chatha said this sugar mill would be operational by the last week of November and by the first the week of December the work of sugarcane crushing would take place.

He said the crushing capacity of this mill would be 2500 TCD per day. He said that to run this mill on full capacity there was a requirement of about 37 lakh quintal of sugarcane for crushing season of 150 days per year.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had laid down the foundation stone of this mill last year on the demand of the farmers of the Asandh area, he added.

Mr Chatha said that to encourage the farmers and to increase the productivity of sugarcane in the area, the state government would provide interest free loan to the farmers for buying seeds and subsidy would be provided to buy manure and pesticides for the crop.

The Minister said that 3 MW of electricity would be generated by using the waste of sugarcane and it would be supplied to the nearby villages at subsidised rates.

An official spokesman said the mill was well stocked with sugarcane of about 2600 acres of production, but in order to complete the supply in the mill, more sugarcane would be taken from the areas of Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra and Kaithal UNI MA MMS1831

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