Karnataka CM assures for financial assistance to revive sugar mills

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Mandya: Karnataka is already impacted by drought, following which the sugarcane production is affected. The non-functioning of Mysugar and Pandavapura Sahakari Sakkare Karkhane (PSSK) made the situation worst for sugarcane farmers in Mandya and adjoining areas. Now, state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has assured of reviving both the sugar mills.

He assured financial help to restart MySugar and PSSK factories. Yediyurappa said, “A meeting would be held in the next 15 to 20 days, where the decision would be taken in this regard. And in case if the crushing is not possible to commence, then steps would be taken to start crushing from next year.”

Recently, the delegation of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) met Yediyurappa to divert his attention towards an agrarian crisis in the state and also to seek permanent solutions for the same. During the meeting with the CM, KRRS requested the CM to shift sugarcane farmers under these mills to other mills in Mandya and other districts and also asked to bear the transportation cost for the same.

According to the reports, in order to revive the mill, the government will study the feasibility of the mills and will send a technical team for inspections.

Sugarcane farmers in the state are already under stress as they have been waiting for the pending cane dues. Following which, they have intensified their protest against mills and government.

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