Athani Sugars has put on hold a 35 MW bagasse-based cogeneration power plant at Bambavade, dist. Kolhapur, Maharashtra. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 3.78 billion inclusive of a sugar expansion project & a 90 KLD molasses-based distillery on total 90 acres of land. The entire power generated was be used for the sugar expansion & distillery. This unit is a leased unit from Udaysinhrao Gaikwad SSKL for 22 years. The sugar expansion is on hold and the distillery is awaiting environmental clearance. According to MoEF sources, the expansion is by modernizing and adding new machinery. Surplus power will be fed to MSETCL grid.