Mysuru: The State-owned Mysuru Sugar Company Ltd is likely to resume operations from July this year after a prolonged gap, reports The Hindu.
The factory was set up in 1933 during the rule of Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar and had suspended operations a few years ago. The Basavaraj Bommai Government made a provision of Rs 50 crore in the Budget to restore the operations after the government failed to revive the mill with the help of private players. This has brought hope to the sugarcane growers in Mandya.
The process of revival of the sugar mill is at the final stage and the mill would start operations between July 15 and 25, said K. Gopalan, minister in-charge of Mandya district after visiting the sugar mill.
Two firms are working on it and they have set a deadline of 60-70 days to ensure that the mill resumes operation, he said.
“We are ensuring that the factory would run uninterrupted after it restarts operations,” he further added.
Kurubur Shanthkumar, president of the State Sugarcane Growers’ Association said, “The revival of the sugar mill will help the sugarcane farmers in Mandya as they were transporting sugar to neighbouring districts.”