MP Sumalatha says running MySugar factory Under O&M System would be viable option

Mandya: Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambarish has suggested to run the MySugar factory under Operations and Maintenance (O&M) system. She said that it would be a viable option. She hit out against those who were opposing the re-start of the factory under O&M system.

Earlier, Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, member of the erstwhile royal family, has expressed the need for timely crushing of sugarcane in the interest of farmers.

In his Facebook post, he had stated, ” The District of Mandya is synonymous with growing sugarcane and the sugar industry. The continued resistance toward the privatisation of the MySugar Mill is understandable given the heritage of the institution, however, the resistance is a cause for concern as the farmers of Mandya district need a timely start to the crushing of sugarcane so that they can sell their crop. The inability of the government to run the mill and public sentiment against complete privatisation means we have but one option, i.e. to run the mill under an operations and maintenance (O&M) system.”

“This middle ground will ensure that public sentiment against privatisation is satisfied. Also, the mill can once again prosper and, most importantly, the sugar cane growers of Mandya don’t have to have to face a crisis”, he further added in a post.

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