“No plans to close sugar mill”

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Panaji: Giving a respite to sugarcane farmers, Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said that as of now the state has no plans to shut down the Sanjivani Sugar factory immediately. He asked the agriculture department to recognize the farmers who are relied on this mill and can grow other crops.

The mill has registered a loss of Rs 101.22 crore and government after studying the feasibility of continuing the factory will take any decision related to the mill.

Sawant said, “The mill is not being shut. We want to study the feasibility of the mill.”

The government made sure that sugarcane produced by farmers will be bought at the market price. Sawant said, “Those who produce sugarcane this season would not incur any loss. The government will purchase their sugarcane and supply it to the sugar mills in other states, besides providing support price to these farmers.”

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