Berhampur (Orissa), Feb 25 (PTI) Aska CooperativeSugar Industries Limited (ACSIL) has produced around 66,700quintal sugar during the current crushing season, around28,605 quintals more than the previous year.
In the previous year Orissa�s Aska-based sugarindustry in cooperative sector produced 37,895 quintals ofsugar.
Similarly the factory also crushed 38,317 metric tonesof sugarcane this year than the previous year. The oldestsugar industry in the state crushed 81,923 metric tones ofsugarcane this year in 53 days as against the previous year�s43,606 metric tones in 34 days.
��������The factory ran more days this year as the farmerssupplied more sugarcane than the previous year, said a seniorofficer of the factory.
The factory started to crush the sugarcane fromDecember 23, 2010 and ended on February 18.
������� The factory authorities aimed to crush around 1.50lakh metric tones of sugarcane in the next crushing season tobe started in the month of December.
"We have taken several steps to increase the acreagesof the sugarcane in Ganjam district to achieve the target,"sugarcane manager of ACSIL P C Padhy said.
��������The factory authorities want to increase the sugarcaneacreage in the district to 7500 acres from 3603 acres. In thelast year, the sugarcane was cultivated in only 2355 quintals.