Stating that it was becoming unaffordable for the state government to import sugarcane from neighboring states for operating Sanjivani Sugar Factory at Darbandora, corporative Minister Govid Gaude on Wednesday told the state assembly that the state government will not be able commence factory in November 2019.
Responding to congress MLA, Pratapsingh Rane, Gaude said that the factory had incurred Rs. 101 crore accumulative loss. He said that the factory was in dilated condition and incurred Rs. 8.7 crore loss last year.
Goa CM Pramod Sawant intervening in the issue, informed the state assembly that the government would take all necessary steps to protect the interest of sugar cane farmers in the state. Sawant told the assembly that, govt would take appropriate steps to sell sugarcane produced by Goan farmers to sugar manufacturing plants in neighboring states.
Sawant further said that the govt would review operational plan of the Sanjivani plant in next one month to find out avenues to extract ethananol from sugar cane bi-products.
Goa Forward MLA, Vijai Sardesai raising a point of order, during question hour said that Sanjivani Plant was shifted from corporative ministry to Agriculture ministry .