Ahead of Election of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly to be held early next year, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced the reopening of the Chhata sugar factory in the state’s Mathura district.
Established by MP Babu Tejpal Singh in 1978, the Chhata tehsil sugar factory was closed in 2008. It reopened after thirteen years and a budget of 5 crore rupees was allocated for the same.
KR Chahar, a resident of Mathura, told India Today that the Chhata sugar factory is the only one in the Agra division with a capacity of 1,250 TCD (tonnes of crushing per day).
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Meanwhile, social activist Sameer said CM Yogi Adityanath’s apparent attention to Mathura suggests the possibility that he is contesting the 2022 assembly elections in a constituency in the district.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has made more than a dozen visits to Mathura district in the past month.
In Uttar Pradesh, sugar cane producers have always been raising issues such as uncertainty over prices and payment of dues. Ahead of Assembly polls, UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s decision to reopen Chhata Sugar Mill may be aimed at gaining the support of this section of farmers.
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