UP Govt. to set up new sugar mills, modernise older ones: Adityanath

ANI | Updated: Oct 16, 2017 19:18 IST

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Oct 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that new sugar mills will soon be set up and the present ones will be revamped and modernised to help the sugarcane farmers in the state.

Adityanath, who was addressing a gathering in Gorakhpur, also announced that a new sugar mill would be set up in the district in a span of one year.

Adityanath took potshots at former Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)-led state governments, saying, "The shutting down of sugar mills created disappointed among people as SP and BSP governments sold those mills."

"Cases are still underway against people involved in selling sugar mills. 21 sugar mills were sold in negligible amount. People selling sugar mills are enemy of farmers and development. But this UP Government will not sell any sugar mill, we will rather make new one and renovate, modernise the old," he added.

He also that that the state government has asked the sugar mills to pay all dues to the farmers before the new crop season starts.

"For the rights of farmers, the Uttar Pradesh Government will do every possible thing," Adityanath further said.

The Chief Minister also requested the local people to produce sugarcane in abundance, saying, "I would like to say to all of you to begin the production of sugarcane from now, so that when a sugar mill is set up here, there will be abundant sugarcane. Use modern techniques for farming of sugarcane for better productivity."

Adityanath further said that his government will start the 'Fasal Rin Mochan Yojna' from today itself.

"Till now we have given Rs. 20, 000 crores to farmers as loan waiver. We have created a scheme of the rice producing farmers too," added Adityanath. (ANI)