Sanjivani sugar factory won’t be shut: Goa government

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Panjim: Giving relief to sugarcane farmers, the Goa government has announced that the Sanjivani sugar factory will not be shut. The Cabinet meeting is scheduled for today. According to the media reports, for the smooth functioning of the factory, it might be transferred from the Registrar of Cooperative Societies to the Agriculture Department.

The Chief minister Pramod Sawant held a meeting in presence of sugarcane farmers which was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Agriculture Chandrakant Kavlekar, BJP State President Sadanand Tanavade and others.

The government assured the delegation that it will take a call soon on whether the Sanjivani sugar factory can be rejuvenated by itself or on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

Speaking to media persons, Chandrakant Kavlekar said, “Chief Minister has assured the farmers that the sugar factory will not be closed and the farmers can continue growing sugarcane.”

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