Chhattisgarh Chief Minister inaugurates state’s first sugarcane-based ethanol plant

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel virtually inaugurated the state’s first sugarcane-based ethanol plant in Kabirdham district on Tuesday.

Under the aegis of the Bhoramdev Cooperative Sugar Producer Factory Limited and in partnership with M/s NKJ Biofuel, Chief Minister Baghel spearheaded the establishment of an 80 KLPD ethanol plant, realized through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode. Concurrently, he laid the foundation stone for an array of 133 developmental projects, collectively valued at Rs 355.4 crore, designed to uplift the district.

Speaking at the inauguration, CM articulated the significance of the ethanol plant’s establishment, emphasizing its role in generating both direct and indirect employment opportunities in the region. He underlined its potential to bolster the foundation of economic prosperity within Chhattisgarh.

Furthermore, the Chief Minister underscored his commitment to ensuring prompt and equitable payment of sugarcane prices to farmers, a pivotal aspect of the state’s agricultural landscape. This pioneering initiative stands as a beacon for the nation, setting a precedent for the establishment of ethanol plants and promising widespread benefits.

In his address, Chief Minister Baghel articulated a comprehensive approach to development. He highlighted the government’s multifaceted efforts, encompassing infrastructure development, education, healthcare, and employment promotion. Additionally, specific measures aimed at augmenting the income of farmers, laborers, forest dwellers, youth, women, and residents of remote areas have been initiated.


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