Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister P Palaniyappan inaugurated the 2011-12 sugarcane crushing season at the Cooperative Sugar Mill in Palacode, 48 km from Dharampuri in Tamil Nadu.
The season is expected to yield 3.70 lakh tonnes in the district. It was planned to crush 2000 tonnes per day, the minister said.
Sugarcane has been cultivated in 12,333 acres. The Minister also appealed to the farmers to increase the cane cultivation area in the next cultivable season.
Collector R.Lilly presided.