Curchorem: Govind Gaude, minister for cooperation, said that the Sanjivani sugar mill will commence functioning from next year.
He stated that the mill would remain closed this year to take up required repair and install new machinery. The initiatives have been taken to ensure that the mill functions to earn profit and government is appointing a consultant to look into the matter,
The factory is facing financial trouble due to a lack of adequate supply of cane. The farmers and employees from the mill are against shutting it. The mill has registered a loss of Rs 101.22 crore due to unavailability of sugarcane and various reason. The government made sure that sugarcane produced by farmers will be bought at the market price. State chief minister Pramod Sawant had assured farmers that those who produce sugarcane this season would not incur any loss. The government will purchase their sugarcane and supply it to the sugar mills in other states, besides providing support price to these farmers.
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