Muzaffarnagar, May 21 (PTI) Twenty sugar mills, including six from Muzaffarnagar district, sold surplus electricity worth Rs 214 crore to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) in 2016-17, officials said today.Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

Six sugar mills from Khatauli, Titawi, Budhana, Mansurpur, Tikola and Khaikheri areas in Muzaffarnagar accounted for electricity worth Rs 78 crore, District Cane Officer (DCO) O P Yadav said. Also Read - UP Shocker: Woman Kills Husband by Castrating Him, Arrested

Sugar mills generate electricity by burning sugarcane waste and after using the requisite amount, sell the surplus to the government. Also Read - Coronavirus in India News And Updates: Take Action Against Those Engaging in Black Marketing of Oxygen and Medicines, HC tells Delhi Govt

Uttar Pradesh is India’s largest sugarcane producer, followed by Maharashtra.

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