Karnataka: Minister advises sugar factories to protect larger interests of farmers in state

Belgavi: Sugar Minister Shivanand Patil expressed confidence in the continued prosperity of the sugar industry in the country and highlighted its significant contribution to the state government’s revenue, ranging between Rs 25,000-35,000 crore, reported The New Indian Express.

Patil made these remarks while presenting awards to sugar factories at an event organized by the S Nijalingappa Sugar Institute.

During the event, Minister Patil emphasized the pivotal role played by the sugar industry in the global scientific revolution and underscored its substantial impact on employment generation in India. He urged sugar factories to prioritize the broader interests of farmers in the state, recalling a time when sugar had to be imported, contrasting it with the current scenario where sugarcane stands as a major contributor to the country’s economy. Patil noted that Karnataka is poised to secure the top position.

Highlighting sugarcane as a crop offering better returns for farmers, Patil appealed to them to explore modern scientific agricultural technologies alongside traditional farming techniques to enhance yield.

The minister presented awards for technical discipline to Sameerwadi Godavari Sugar Factory of Bagalkot and Halasiddanath Sugar Factory of Nipani. Among the sugar factories in the North-West region, Shivashakti Sugars received the first prize, followed by Krishna Sugars of Sankanatti in second place, and Renuka Sugars of Munavalli secured the third prize. In the North-East region, KPR Sugars of Kalaburagi and Mahatma Gandhi SSKN Sugars of Kalaburagi were awarded the first and second prizes, respectively.


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