Herald: Curtorim MLA writes to CM over Sanjivani sugar factory losses

Curtorim MLA writes to CM over Sanjivani sugar factory losses

16 May 2019 06:07am IST

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16 May 2019 06:07am IST

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Calls for thorough investigation of accounts and sale of unsold sugar lying at the factory before the monsoons

MARGAO: Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco in a letter to the Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant alleged that the Sanjivani Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd (SSSK) Usgao is facing loses only due to mismanagement, which he said can be seen in the quality of sugar produced there.

He said proper procedures were not following while inviting bids for different works which affects the financial health of the factory. Besides, he said administrative and technical staff is not present during working hours that hampers production.

Reginaldo said boiler room breakdowns during the crushing season are quite common and alleged that this is because of connivance of senior officials. He added that this is the reason behind the sugar produced at the factory turning red instead of white. 

While pointing out that the monsoons are fast approaching, he said there is an urgent need to sell the sugar lying in the factory, which otherwise would get spoilt in the monsoons and only worsen the financial condition of the factory.

He asserted that the sale of unsold sugar should be given utmost importance.  Alleging that there is a scam in this trade, he called for a thorough investigation of the whole transactions of the factory be thoroughly investigated.

He also demanded a probe in the payment of Rs. 7 crore by the previous Managing Director of the factory allegedly to a middle man from Kolhapur to provide labourers for the factory and that this payment was allegedly made in Kolhapur.

Reginaldo demanded timely action in the matter concerning the sugar factory, failing which he said it may collapse like the Madgaum Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd.

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