Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday said that the State Government made all efforts to revive the Nizam Sugar Factory but in vain as farmers were not showing interest for the same and added that the government would not revive the sugar factory now.
Replying to a question raised by Congress MLA and TPCC chief N. Uttam Kumar Reddy in the Assembly in this regard, KCR said that the government had assured farmers of various help for the revival of the NSF but the farmers showed no interest in this regard. He said that Agriculture Minister Pocharam Srinivas led a group of around 400 farmers to Maharashtra to study to working of sugar cooperative societies in that state and had persuaded the farmers to run the NSF on the line of cooperative societies but the farmers did not show any interest. The CM said that 95 per cent of farmers in the region were not taking up the sugarcane harvest.
In response to the Chief Minister's reply, Leader of Opposition K. Jana Reddy said that farmers of the region were ready for the revival of the NSF. He demanded the government to consult the farmers of the region again in this regard. To this, the CM said that he had no objection if the Congress leader Jana Reddy or Jeevan Reddy was ready to lead farmers in the revival of the NSF. He asked the peoples’ representatives from Nizamabad district to meet and persuade farmers with regard to revival of the sugar factory.