All arrangements to produce sugar from the sugarcane harvest have been made and the production of sugar will begin next month, an official said. Experimental milling of sugar cane will take place on Monday before commissioning the factory. Once a thriving factory, the Hingurana sugar factory was closed and neglected for the past 15 years and the government resurrected the facility in 2009 and handed over to private sector keeping a 51 percent stake.
After it was acquired by the Galoya Plantations, the sugarcane cultivations were started using the farmers in the area and providing them with the plant material and the technical expertise. Sugar cane had been planted in 2,000 hectares of land. The Sugar Factory regenerated with an investment of 1.5 billion rupees, expects to manufacture sugar to serve the local market and to strengthen the local economy.Currently, the plant employs around 800 people and it expects to raise the number of em ployees to 2,000 in the future. A large number of people in the area will be indirectly benefited from the plant.