Bihar government to take steps to reopen closed sugar mills

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Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said the government is promoting ethanol production and it will help in generating employment as well as increase farmers’ income.

Addressing a meeting held at Sankalp Hall of the CM secretariat, he said, “Increasing ethanol production will lead to employment generation as well as to help in increasing farmers’ income.”

We are also planning to revive the closed sugar mills in the state that will boost the sugarcane sector, he said.

According to the news report published in The Times of India, he said, “In 2006, we had sent a proposal to the central government for ethanol production but the then UPA government had turned down the proposal. We had investors with Rs 21,000 crore to set up ethanol productions plants in Bihar but it could not materialize then. I am glad that the present government has approved ethanol production.”

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