The waste management in every industry is of major concern in today's world. There are various
technologies adopted to minimize the waste generation and to recover resources out of it.
Sugarcane industries alcohol distilleries are put at the top of "Red Category" industries having a
high polluting potential. The spent wash generated by distillery unit of sugar industry is having
high value of Biological oxygen demand (BOD) and Chemical oxygen demand (COD) posing a
serious pollution threat. To mitigate this problem various advanced treatment processes are
employed in sugar industry to meet various environmental norms. In this study emphasis is given
on the current technologies existing in Shree Chhatrapati Shahu Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.,
KAGAL, Kolhapur to understand the gap in implementing the various environmental standards
laid down by Maharashtra Pollution Control Board(MPCB). The salient features like waste
processing, wastewater treatment and other environmental issues are analysed from various data
and literature provided. The biogas plant installed in the factory has the potential to generate 1.5
MW i.e. 1500 units/hr of electricity. The study reveals that Chhatrapati Shahu Sahakari Sakhar
Karkhana Ltd., KAGAL, Kolhapur is able to meet the environmental standards as per norms.