Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to construct a sugar museum in Pune at the cost of Rs 40 crore. Finance minister and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar informed this in the state Assembly on Monday.
Speaking on the floor of the house, he said, “We are planning to develop a sugar museum at Sakhar Sankul located at Shivajinagar in Pune. The museum will depict the progress of the sugar industry and allied sectors in the state and the cost of the project will be Rs 40 crore.”
The museum will exhibit how Maharashtra has developed and how the rural economy has been transformed due to the sugar industry.
The museum will educate people and spread awareness among them about the rural economy and how they are getting sugar at their homes.
The sugar industry has accepted the change in the cropping pattern and is evolved with time. Most of the sugar mills in Maharashtra are run by the cooperative sector.