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Sugar crushing for the season kicks off in cooperative mill

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2.70 lakh metric tonnes of sugarcane, cultivated in 9670 acres, will be crushed

Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan (fourth right) giving away new variety of sugarcane after inaugurating the crushing at the Subramaniya Siva Sugar Mill in Harur on Friday. -Photo: Special Arrangement
Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan (fourth right) giving away new variety of sugarcane after inaugurating the crushing at the Subramaniya Siva Sugar Mill in Harur on Friday. -Photo: Special Arrangement

Crushing of sugarcane for the season got underway at the Subramaniya Siva Cooperative Sugar Mill in Harur in Dharmapuri district with the inauguration of the process on Friday by State Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan.

In his inaugural address, Mr. Palaniappan said during the current season 2.70 lakh metric tonnes of sugar cane, cultivated in 9670 acres of the district, would be crushed.

About 40 lorries, 100 tractors and 62 bullock carts with rubber tyres would be involved in bringing the sugarcane from the fields of the farmers.

The mill had recently received an award from the Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for ‘Best Financial Management' for the year 2010-11.

The sustainable sugarcane cultivation system announced by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa was also inaugurated by Mr. Palaniappan during the function.

The Minister gave away the seedlings to the farmers in the presence of K. Rajan, Joint Director of Agriculture. K. Kalaiselvan, District Revenue Officer presided over the inaugural function.

G. Govindarajan, Special Officer, K.P. Anbazhagan, Palacode M.L.A. and representatives from farmers associations participated in the inaugural function.

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