Gorakhpur, Nov 17: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Sunday stated that the previous governments did not cared about the sugar industry while BJP government revived the industry by reopening closed mills and established new ones.
The UP CM inaugurated Pipriach sugar mill with a crushing capacity of 5000 TCD, and a 27 MW co-generation plant.
Addressing a public meeting here, he said that the closure of the Pipraich sugar mill started in 2008 and was completely shut down in 2010-11. “We held protests regarding this, and all regional leaders of the BJP and Hindu Yuva Vahini activists participated in it,” said the Chief Minister.
“When we formed the government in 2017, the decision to set up a new sugar mill in Pipraich was taken in the very first meeting.” The closure of a sugar mill means rendering 50,000 farmers unemployed, and another 1000 young jobless, he said.
Giving out details of the Pipraich sugar mill, he said that here crushing of 50 thousand quintal sugarcane will be done daily leading to production of sulphur free sugar. Along with this, 27 MW electricity will also be produced which will generate the income of Rs 30 thousand crores. With this, the farmers will be paid timely for their sugarcane and people will also get electricity, said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said that a modern distillery will be installed here and ethanol will also be produced in the second phase.
Earlier, Yogi also inaugurated a sugar mill of 50,000 quintal capacity at the Ramala, the ‘Karmabhoomi’ of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. This mill is producing 27 MW of electricity and providing employment to 45,000 people. Similarly, four sugar mills which were closed over the last 10 years. (UNI)