Kolhapur, Oct 31 (UNI) Maharashtra Co-operation Minister Patangrao Kadam said about 1,000 MW electricity is expected to be generated through the sugar factory energy co-generation project.
Speaking at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing function of the D Y Patil Co-operative Sugar Factory with the Chennai-based Orient Green Power company here last night, Mr Kadam said.
Considering the current shortage of power in the state, the government has permitted 55 sugar factories to engage in energy co-generation project.
These factories will be permitted to sell 50 per cent of the total energy production in the open market. Also, the government will waive off their purchase taxes for the next ten years, Mr Kadam said.
Earlier, while speaking at another function, organised by the Gadinglaj Co-operative Sugar Factory to mark the commencement of its current cane crushing season, Mr Kadam assured to provide Rs 20 crore to the factory to run the energy co-generation project.
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