Day: February 18, 2020

Maharashtra mills crush 390 lakh tonnes of sugarcane to produce 423 lakh quintals of sugar

Maharashtra’s sugar mills crushed 390.82 lakh tonnes of sugarcane by February thirteen this year, making 423.forty two lakh quintals of sugar with an extract price of ten.eighty three. Knowledge available with the Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner’s office reveals that 77 cooperative and 66 non-public sugar mills (total 143 mills) have began crushing this calendar year. 8 mills in the State are however to get started crushing operations.

Apparently, this calendar year, sugar mills have proven promptness in paying the Honest and remunerative price tag (FRP) to farmers. According to experiences, the mills have paid out an FRP of ₹4,886 crore to farmers out of ₹5,808 crore dues by the next 7 days of February. According to the Sugar Commissioner’s Business office, no Profits Restoration Certification (RRC) has been issued to any sugar mills this year asking them to shell out the FRP.

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