INDIA: Former minister calls for revival of Amadalavalasa Sugar

Published: 01/12/2018, 3:09:32 PM

Former Minister and YSR Congress Party High Power Committee member Tammineni Sitaram on Thursday asked the State government to take immediate steps for the revival of Amadalavalasa Sugar factory, as the ruling party had promised its reopening would benefit thousands of farmers in the district, according to India's Hindu newspaper.

Addressing a media conference here, he said Chief Minister N.Chandrababu Naidu had given assurance to reopen the factory which was closed in 2003, during 2014 elections. He said that the reopening of the factory would spur economic activity in many constituencies including Rajam, Palakonda, Srikakulam and others apart from Amadalavalasa.

"We are going to take up massive agitation for reopening of the factory since it is the lifeline for many families," said Sitaram.