Maharashtra Govt will not allow closed sugar mills to be sold: Minister
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The Maharashtra Government has decided to clamp down on sugar barons who are in the process of selling off their cooperative sugar mills. "The state government will not allow cooperative sugar factories which are facing financial crisis or have been closed down to be sold off," said State Cooperatives Minister Harshwardhan Patil in Aurangabad on Monday.
Addressing a press conference, Patil said in the past, several sugar factories which had closed down due to financial crisis had been sold off. "This is gross violation of the laid-down norms," he said.
Stating that the government would launch a probe into the sugar mills that have been sold off, Patil said the government will soon take policy decision to restart such mills. "Already, for the past one year we are probing the sell off cooperative sugar mills to private individuals or bodies," he added.
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