Karnataka: Three sugar mills may be revived

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Mysuru: In a great relief to the sugarcane farmers, the Karnataka government plans to revive three state-run sugar mills in Mandya and Mysuru districts. They are now sending their cane to the private mills in the state and the neighbouring state Tamil Nadu.

According to the media reports, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has permitted privatise three mills, Mysugar in Mandya, Pandavpura Cooperative sugar Mills and Sriram sugar mill in KR Nagar in Mysuru district will be privatised.

The successive government from the last several years had spent Rs 450 crore to revive the Mysugar factory but failed to start it due to the technical issue.

Media reports say that Nirani Sugars from North Karnataka, Bannari Sugar from Tamil Nadu and a firm backed by the former chief minister are in the race to take over these mills. Sugar Commissioner Akram Pasha said, “The Pandavapura and Sriram mills will become operational in a year and revival of Mysugar may take more time.”

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