Mysuru: Pandavapura sugar factory that was defunct from several years is all set to start operations. The mill has been given on lease to Murugesh Nirani, chairman of Nirani Sugars.
He visited Chamundi Hill on Tuesday and offered a special puja to Goddess Chamundeshwari. The groundbreaking ceremony of the factory was also performed in the presence of Suttur seer Shivaratri Deshikendra Swami, Nirmalanandanatha Swami of Adichunchanagiri mutt, Siddalinga Swami of Siddaganga mutt, MP A Sumalatha and District in-charge Minister Narayana Gowda.
Nirani said sugar factory will help the farmers of the region. Besides sugar, emphasis will be on the manufacture of sanitiser, ethanol, and electricity.
The factory was a lifeline for thousands of farmers. It got shut down after mill ran into losses. The factory will be on lease for a period of 40 years. The farmers were facing trouble due to the closure of the factory, but now the factory resume operation, it is likely to benefit the cane growers.
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