(Bihar Times): Several corporate giants have evinced interest in taking on lease
sick sugar mills of Bihar. Reliance Industries, Tata Chemicals, Bharti Enterprises’
Fieldfresh and Indian Oil are some of them.
The Bihar government is offering
these closed mills, mainly to exploit opportunities to make ethanol to meet mandatory
petrol blending norms that were introduced this year.
The Bihar government
recently decided to offer 15 closed mills belonging to the Bihar State Sugar Corporation
on a long-term lease of 60 years, This can be extended by 30 more years if the
SBI makes the recommendation.
Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum,
Renuka Sugars, Upper Ganges Sugar, Dhampur Sugar and India Glycols have also acquired
the request for qualification form.
According to state’s cane development
minister, Nitish Mishra, a pre-bid meeting is to be held on December 8 in New
Delhi. All bids need to be submitted by the December 20. The leasers will be shortlisted
on December 29.
Its nice to see that there is something good for bihar.The government
should cash this opportunity. The suger mills which were supposed to
be good for nothing are showing doors for bihar's progress. The govt
should also promote farming of sugercane such that the demand of these
mills could also be fulfilled.This kind of industry can also help in
generation of electricity which is rare in rural areas of bihar.
good news indeed .This step will go a long way in improving the financial condition
of the people residing in the area in the vicinity of sugar mills.