Government to revive ailing sugar mills in Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada: Few sugar mills in Andhra Pradesh were closed, and now it needs government boost for the revival. The government on October 15 has set up a three-member panel to revive the ailing cooperative sugar mills in the state. The panel is consist of experts. The expert committee will study each factory and prepare a roadmap for revival, restructuring and changes to be done as per requirement.

The government had earlier appointed a technical committee which has submitted its report. The scope of the committee was the assessment of the existing plant, machinery and sugarcane cultivation in its jurisdiction. Following the submission of the reports, the government has formulated an expert committee to suggest for the betterment of the ailing sugar mills.

According to the reports, the committee is formed in line with the state government’s decision that had issued Rs 100 crore in the 2019-20 budget.

The panel was permitted to visit the premises of sugar mills based in Anakapalle, Chittoor, Chennur (Kadapa), Renigunta, Kovuru (West Godavari), and Vemuru (Guntur).

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