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Raman Singh gifts one more sugar factory to Kabirdham

RAIPUR: One more sugar factory will be established in the cooperative sector in Kabirdham, the indication of which was given by chief minister Dr Raman Singh at a massive farmers’ convocation organised in Kawardha on Wednesday. This will be the fourth sugar mill in the state.

Addressing the farmers, the chief minister said that the state government has been taking every possible measure to promote agriculture-based industries on top priority, which would increase the income of farmers.

In view of the increase in the sugarcane cultivation area and record production in Kabirdham, the state government would seriously consider the demand of peoples’ representatives of establishment of one more sugar factory in the cooperative sector in the district, he said.

On the demand made by MP Abhishek Singh and Pandariya MLA Motiram Chandravanshi for one more sugar factory, besides the Bhoramdev Cooperative Sugar Factory in Kabirdham district, the chief minister said that the demand is proper in the interest of farmers.

On the occasion, Dr Singh gifted Rs 29.34 crore development and construction works to the people of the district, including 50 seat hostel building of Industrial Training Institute, district trade and industry centre building and Kawardha indoor stadium.

The chief minister performed bhumi pujan and land foundation stone for government Fisheries College at Sevai Kachhar village costing Rs 23.23 crore and district panchayat resource centre building costing Rs 2.34 crore at Maharajpur village.

The chief minister blessed the local children admitted in school under the School Admission Festival and distributed sweets to them. Under different grant schemes of the agriculture department, he distributed irrigation pumps costing Rs 18.26 lakh, modern agriculture implements and hybrid seeds of paddy and maize to 172 farmers.

Chairman of Bhoramdev Cooperative Sugar Factory Raghuraj Singh, working president of District Panchayat Videshi Ram Dhurve, former chairman of State Youth Commission Santosh Pandey, peoples’ representatives, office-bearers of various institutions and farmers in thousands were present on the occasion.