Pandavapura factory awaits nod from Centre to market sugar

 But as the Centre has not issued release order, it has not been able to sell sugar.
Speaking after offering floral tributes to the statue of Sir M Visvesvaraya as part of his 150th birth anniversary at Pandavapura Sahakari Sakkare Kharkhane (PSSK) premises on
Tuesday, he said the factory that began operation from June 23 has crushed 76,401 metric tones of sugar cane up to September 10.

Around 56,340 quintal of sugar worth Rs 13.5 crore has been produced and is ready for despatch.

Steps would be taken to set up  co-generation unit to generate around 20 MW of power. Plans are afoot for overall development of the factory. The machinery had been repaired after opening the factory, he explained.

Tributes to Sir MV

Speaking on the Engineers’ day, he said offering floral tributes to the statue is not sufficient and the best engineer would be identified among 60 sugar factories in the State and present them with the ‘Kayaka award’, he added. VSSNB director H N Narayana Gowda, the employees of the Pandavapura sugar factory were present and paid their rich tributes to Sir MV.

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