The government has taken steps to revive the MySugar mill that has been closed for many years, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai in Mandya, on Thursday.
The state government has released Rs 50 crore for the revival of the sugar mill as the farmers have not shown any inclination towards reviving the mill through a public-private partnership.
The Chief Minister mentioned that the government will release additional funds as needed and the mill will soon become fully operational and start crushing sugarcane.
He was speaking after inaugurating a slew of developments works in Mandya.
The mill was set up by Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar in 1933. It continued operations despite it underwent losses in the 1980s.
K. C. Narayan Gowda, Minister for Sericulture and Youth Empowerment said, “The factory is not been operating for the last 4 to 5 years and the government is committed to reviving the sugar mill. With this, the government will fulfil the promise it had made to the sugarcane farmers of the region.”