Cane growers, workers pin hopes on Cong govt
Farmers of the Mumbhojipalli Nizam sugar factory have pinned hopes on the Revanth Reddy government for getting the factory reopened after several decades.
The farmers feel happy as they understood that Revanth Reddy is keen on getting the factory gates reopened.
Medak is known for cultivation of sugarcane. The Nizam sugar factory was started in 1987 in Mumbhojipalli mandal of Medak district. In those days, farmers used to cultivate sugarcane in some thousands of acres.
The Nizam sugar factory used to earn sizeable profits in those days. However, some of the sugar factories in undivided Andhra Pradesh sustained losses. Its adverse impact was felt on the Nizam sugar factory too. Consequently, the sugar factory was closed down, driving the can growers onto the streets.
Since the closure of the factory, the factory owed money to the farmers who have supplied sugarcane to the facility.
The then Chief Minister of undivided AP, N Chandrababu Naidu, entrusted the factory to a private management unable to run the factory which sustained losses.
The closure of the factory deprived the workers, sugar cane supplies and others thrown out of employment.
There were insances of the farmers staging dharnas, rasta rokos and other protest programmes along with the employees to get the factory reopened. But their efforts went in vain.
The new Congress regime, headed by Revanth Reddy, assured the farmers and workers on getting the factory reopened bringing happiness to all the stakeholders.