Panaji: November  21, 2016 …. The 44th sugarcane crushing season of Sanjivani Cooperative Sugar Factory has began today. The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar inaugurated sugarcane crushing in the distinguished presence of Cooperation Minister Shri Mahadev Naik at a function held at Dayanand Nagar Dharbandora today. The Government in this season  has planned the crushing  of sugarcane  in an average of one lakh metric tone and above.

The Chief Minister in his address  expressed his satisfaction over beginning of crushing season quite early this year. He said Government may consider to undertake allied production so as to adjust losses. The renovation of the factory and replacement of new machinery would be  done hereafter he added.

The Chief Minister further speaking  called for collective efforts for the survival of factory and advised the workers to maintain  cleanliness at their workplace to make the surrounding conducive for working .

The Cooperation Minister Shri Mahadev Naik  in his address  called upon the farmers to undertake sugarcane  cultivation in large scale by taking benefit of schemes of Government for agriculture. The present sugarcane production of 58 thousand metric tone is not  sufficient.  More production of sugarcane will help  extend  crushing period   of the factory.  This factory  has facing some problems  which will be addressed soon.

Secretary Cooperation Smt. Padma Jaiswal in her while addressing at the function stressed on the need to upgrade and replacement of new  machinery. She  said the existing  machinery being old may cause breakdown  while in full operation. The proposal for undertaking allied production of mineral water  which has been proposed  already need to considered to coop heavy losses  of the factory.

MLA and Chairman of IDC Shri Ganesh Gaonkar and Shri Rajendra Desai President Sugarcane Farmers Association  also spoke on the occasion.

Shri Damodar Morajkar, Additional Collector, Ponda and Administrator welcomed the gathering. 

Smt. Smita Palkar compered the function while Shri Prasad Parab, Managing Director proposed the vote of thanks.