Madya: The decision of Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa to lease the Mysore Sugar factory has been welcomed by MP A Sumalatha. Speaking at the office of Deputy Commissioner during a function, she said, “The decision taken by the Chief Minister will help in reviving the sugar mill that has stopped functioning for several years. This shows his concern towards farmers and we should support him.”
She said, “Many have been trying to divert the people in connection with MySugar factory. The factory is not being sold. It is being given under contract and the government will have a hold on it. The farmers have been appealing to resume the factory for the last one and a half years since I became the MP. Now, there is a solution before us.”
The government plans to lease out the mill for 40 years on the lines of Pandavpura Sahakari Sakkara Karkhane (PSSK), which has been taken on lease by a company founded by MLA Murugesh Nirani.