Ajit Pawar proposes ₹40 crore sugar museum in Pune
In a first of its kind, the Maharashtra government has decided to construct a sugar museum in Pune at the cost of ₹40 crore.
Finance minister and deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, on Monday, made the announcement on the floor of the house.
Pawar said, “It is proposed to set up a sugar museum at Sakhar Sankul located at Shivajinagar in Pune. The cost of the project would be ₹40 crore. The museum will provide information on the progress made in the sugar industry in Maharashtra along with sugar and ancillary industries.”
The museum will be a permanent exhibit and will show how the sugar industry in Maharashtra helped transform the rural economy and generate employment.
A maximum number of sugar factories in Maharashtra are run by the cooperative sector which increases sugar production.
The sugar industry has evolved with time and has even changed the cropping pattern.
After it is complete, the sugar museum will educate people and create awareness about rural economy and how sugar comes to their home.