The revival of Nizamabad sugar mill could be good news for farmers.

For sugar manufacturers in Telangana, the news that the new Congress government has constituted a high-level committee to revive the Nizamabad Sugar Mills, the state’s crown jewel, is good news. They are happy as Nizamabad is known for its high sugar recovery rate and reviving the factory will help them get assured income. But at the same time, they are wary because every new government in the last 20 years has promised to revive it, but that has never really happened.

Established in 1937 under the Nizams, the sugar mill is one of the most successful in the country. In Nizamabad district, the availability of irrigation facilities is much higher than in the rest of the state and the plant is functioning well. His success story has also attracted worldwide attention. The University of London approved a doctoral thesis on “The Development of the Sugar Industry in Nizamabad” in 1969. The Congress Party, which had promised revival in its 2018 manifesto, has now decided Establish a high-level committee consisting of 10 members. level committee headed by D Sridhar Babu, Minister of State for Industries and IT, to study the issue in detail and make a series of recommendations.

The committee is expected to meet soon, complete its study and submit its proposal within a month. “We have no hope. There’s nothing left there. The government needs to invest heavily to get the machines back to work,” Sarampally Malla Reddy, an 85-year-old agriculture leader who has worked with sugarcane farmers in the area for more than 50 years.

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