UP to produce ‘healthy’ sulphur-free sugar as CM Yogi inaugurates 2 plants in Basti, Gorakhpur tomorrow
UP to produce ‘healthy’ sulphur-free sugar: Sulphur is an additive used by manufacturers for the purpose of purifying sugar. Its production is eco-friendly and also enhances the soil fertility. It is also safer and healthier as compared to the conventional sugar.
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh is set to begin production of sulphur-less or sulphur-free sugar in the state from tomorrow. It will be made possible with the inauguration of 2 sulphur-less plants by CM Yogi Adityanath in Basti and Gorakhpur sugar mills tomorrow.
With the first-of-its-kind facility in the state, the production of sulphur-less sugar will also facilitate timely payments to sugarcane farmers.
State government has financed sulphur-less plants of 2 sugar mills of UP State Sugar Corporation Limited. With the combined target of the crushing of 65 lakh quintal, these two sugar mills have a crushing capacity of 50,000 quintal each.
The Pipraich sugar mill in Gorakhpur produced 4.43 Lakh quintal traditional sugar in the last crushing season while Munderva mill produced 4.02 Lakh quintal in the same period. The mills also produced 3,15,690 MW and 41,877 MW of power respectively and earned a revenue of Rs 3,270 Lakh.
The Gorakhpur and Basti sugar mills have also made 100% payment of Rs 14,523.01 Lakh and Rs 13,986.19 Lakh of sugarcane respectively last season and with the start of new operations, the farmers will be getting immediate payments of their sugarcane supplies.
For sulphur-less sugar production units, two new turbines at a cost of Rs 25 crore each have been installed in the mills and the carbon-di-oxide that is used in the process will be supplied free of cost from the distilleries.
Sulphur-less sugar and its merits
Over the years, sugar has acquired a bad reputation, but the problem is mainly because of its consumption in excess quantity. We should all prefer to consume sulphur-free sugar.
Sulphur is an additive used by manufacturers for the purpose of purifying sugar. Its production is eco-friendly and also enhances the soil fertility. It is also safer and healthier as compared to the conventional sugar.
The sugar that is generally used in Indian households contributes to health problems like obesity and tooth decay and it also does not contain nutrients like vitamins and minerals.
The traditional technique of sugar production uses sulphur-dioxide and lime to clean sugarcane juice. Some amount of sulphur is left behind after the completion of the process and it is harmful to health.