Establishment of Sugar Museum in Pune

Government’s debt to two sugar factories

Mumbai: Considering the position of Maharashtra in the sugar industry, the proposal to set up a world class sugar museum at Pune was approved in the cabinet meeting. It was also decided to pay a short term loan of Rs 28 crore to the two sugar mills.

A sugar museum will be set up in the space of the sugar complex at Pune. Approval was given to set up a state level regulatory committee under the chairmanship of the Deputy Chief Minister and an executive committee under the chairmanship of the Minister of Co-operation to oversee the actual construction work of the sugar museum.

The construction of the sugar museum is expected to cost around Rs 40 crore and the government has approved to provide funds to the sugar commissioner in three years. The design of the sugar museum will be selected through a national level competition. A decision was taken in the cabinet meeting to pay the short term loan of Rs 28 crore to two co-operative sugar factories in the state for the crushing season 2021-22.

Rajgad Co-operative Sugar Factory Ltd., Tal. Bhor, Dist. Pune and Sahakar Shiromani Vasantrao Kale Sahakari Sugar Factory Ltd. Chandrabhaganagar, Tal. Pandharpur, Dist. The two co-operative sugar mills in Solapur will be given a short-term loan of Rs 10 crore and Rs 18 crore, respectively.

The bank should appoint a full time chartered accountant / cost accountant on the factories guaranteed by the government. For the 2021-22 season, the government guarantee period will be only one year.

Suggestions for speeding up vaccination

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has taken note of the fact that there were 36 lakh doses of corona vaccine in the state on September 21. The Chief Minister directed the Health Department in a Cabinet meeting to increase the rate of vaccination in the districts where low doses of vaccine have been given. The mortality rate of Corona patients in the state has also come down over the last month compared to the national average. The five districts of Pune, Thane, Ahmednagar, Mumbai and Satara have 29,841 patients under treatment, which is 73.30 per cent.


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