Bihar may woo private players in sugar industry

Sugarcane industries department minister Alok Kumar Mehta informed in the state Legislative Council that Bihar has rolled out a new policy to promote jaggery industries and to incentivise sugarcane farmers, encourage small and micro industries and create job opportunities, reports Hindsutan Times.

BJP Sarvesh Kumar had alleged that the state had to import jaggery from other states for want of local production units, and while responding to a short-notice question, minister said the detailed project report (DPR) of the “Bihar state jaggery industries promotion programme” has been included in the fourth agricultural road map.

It would be implemented from the upcoming crushing season. Mehta also said that his department is also considering holding an investors’ meet to woo private players in sugar industry.

According to the news report, replying to a question from Congress member Sameer Kumar Singh, he said, “Any private investor, willing to set up the industry, will be given all support as envisaged under 2014 incentive package. Also the department might hold an investors’ meet later this year to attract private investment.”


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