Sugarcane farmers request government to chalk out plans for survival of Sanjivani sugar mill

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Sanguem, Goa: After the reports that the government is planning to close down the Sanjivani sugar mill, farmers ask the Goa government to chalk out plans for the survival of the mill.

The farmers have claimed that the closure of the sugar mill will not only affect the sugarcane cultivators but will also affect the large number of people that depend on this sugar mill including workers, tractor and truck owners, labourers and drivers.

Harshad Pradhudesai, vice president of Shetkari Sanghatna said, “The farmers from the state have increased the area under sugarcane cultivation hoping that the government will not close the mill. Till date the farmers have been constantly facing the losses for no fault of theirs. the Government has even failed to pay for the sugarcane supplied to the designated factory in the last season, making the farmers bear the losses.”

Cooperative minister Govind Gaude has stated that the state government will take a decision on the future of the Sanjivani sugar mill within two months. He was reacting to the reports which say that the sugar mill unit would be closed. The government will be consulting all the stakeholders before taking such a decision.

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