Pune: The state sugar commissionerate has sent a proposal to construct a sugar museum in Pune to the state government. At present, there are similar museums in Berlin, Mauritius and Australia. The commissionerate plans to set up miniature working models of machineries used in sugar production and digital exhibitions narrating the history of sugar production in the state as well as in the country. The facility will also have a cafeteria and multi-purpose halls.
According to the news report published in The Times of India, Shekhar Gaikwad, state sugar commissioner on February 16 has sent a letter to the additional chief secretary department of cooperation, marketing and textiles with a detailed proposal to set up a museum on the 5-acre land opposite Sugar commissionerate at Shivaji Nagar.
“There are 16 cooperative and private sugar mills operating in the district indicating that Pune is a leader in sugarcane cultivation. There is a research centre as well as an institute in Pune to study the new varieties of sugarcane. Besides that, the sugar cane ecosystem has also played a huge role in the history and development of the state. Hence, it is imperative that there be a museum commemorating all this,”