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Amarinder seeks detailed project report on Batala sugar mill

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Assuring the (BKU) of early completion of the project, today sought a detailed report on the proposed sugar mill.

The had announced the government's decision to set up a new cooperative sugar mill in last week.

Amarinder asked to submit a detailed project report (DPR) at the earliest to ensure that the project is taken forward without delay, for the benefit of the cane growers of the border belt.

The issued the orders during a meeting with a four-member delegation, which called on him to express their gratitude for the new sugar mill at -- a lifeline for the farmers of the border region, according to an

The delegation was led by former Bhupinder Singh Mann, of BKU and All Kisan Coordination Committee

The new sugar mill would not only transform the lives of cane growers, but also boost employment generation in the border areas by providing enormous direct and indirect job opportunities, Mann said, lauding Amarinder for the pro-initiative.

Mann said the new mill would prove to be a game changer for the cane growers, who would benefit in the form remunerative price of their produce, besides assured and smooth supply of sugarcane at a lower cost.

He pointed out that the old sugar mill set up in Batala in the 1960s was no longer economically viable as it was functioning way below its optimal capacity, due to and outmoded technology, besides low-crushing capacity.

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First Published: Mon, April 09 2018. 16:35 IST