Government planning to set up new sugar factory in state: Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar

Panaji: The Goa government is planning to set up a new sugar factory in the next four years. Chief minister Pramod Sawant said that the new factory will be set up under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar informed this stating that the mill would be leased out to a private company for operations.

Gaonkar shared the information to the media after he met the chief minister and discussed the issue.

“Sawant has stated that the government would set up a new sugar factory taking the help of the central government and it would be leased out for operations,” he said.

“I had given a proposal to the CM that a private agency is ready to run Sanjivani Sugar mill with minor changes. However he is not keen on the proposal,” he said.

According to the news report published in The Times of India, Gaonkar gave a proposal to the state government that an agency has shown interest to run the factory with minor repairs and that the government should consider this proposal. However, he said the chief minister is not very keen on the proposal.

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