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Jaggery Park to be opened today in Mandya

Last updated: 22 April, 2011
Mandya, April 22, DHNS :

The ‘Jaggery Park’ being set up by Regional Agriculture Extension Centre at a cost of ` eight crore will be inaugurated on Saturday.

The Jaggery Park is ready for inauguration in Mandya on Saturday.  dh photoThe park aims at manufacturing chemical-free healthy jaggery to be marketed. It would also give impetus on jaggery units owned by farmers.

Addressing a news conference here, Director of the Centre of Dr K T Pandurangegowda said importance is being given to crushing of sugar cane in a scientific manner by using minimum power. The release of carbon dioxide into the air will be very less under the new technology. Of  ` eight crore,   `  four crore is spent on the purchase of machinery to crush sugarcane to produce jaggery.

The remaining amount is spent on packing unit and training unit. The jaggery park will manufacture three quintals of jaggery and crush two tonnes of sugar cane per hour.  The jaggery would be free from chemical and good for consumption. Besides, steps are taken to maintain cleanliness.

The farmers will be encouraged to grow C0 92005 variety of sugar cane for manufacturing jaggery. The yield of cane will be around 50-55 ton per acre.

The cane growers of Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajanagar districts can supply their produce to this unit.

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Chief of the jaggery park, Dr D Rajanna said it also encourages jaggery producers to go for scientific jaggery units that hardly cost  `8-10 lakh. With that unit, they can manufacture two quintals of jaggery daily. The park plans to generate electricity from the byproducts of sugar cane, he added.

Inauguration

The secretary of Bharathiya Anusandhana Parishat Dr S Aiyappa will inaugurate the park at 10.30 am.

Home and District In-charge Minister R Ashok will open quality control laboratory, Agriculture Minister Umesh Katti will inaugurate jaggery processing unit. Member of Parliament N Chaluvarayaswamy will symbolically start sugarcane crushing. Development Commissioner Meera Saxena will open Training Centre for farmers. Member of Legislative Assembly C S Puttaraju will preside.


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