Conspiracy Alleged In Closure Of Sirpur Paper Mills; KTR Vows Its Revival
Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister K.T. Rama Rao opined that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy in the closure of Sirpur Paper Mills as the management had pulled down the shutters of the industry within three months after the TRS came to power in Telangana State.
The minister made this observation in the State Assembly during question hour while replying to Opposition members demand for taking immediate steps for the revival of the paper mills on which as many 3,000 workers’ livelihood depended.
KTR pointed out that the management of the paper mills seemed not keen on reopening the mills. As a matter of fact the real problem started after the Poddars had taken over the mills from the Birlas. There seems to be a conspiracy in the management deciding to close down the mills, he quipped.
Expressing anguish and concern over the manner in which 3,000 workers of the mills were forced out of employment by the management in closing down the mills, KTR said that in an effort to ensure justice to the employees, the government had convened a meeting of the bankers on September 24, 2015, to work out a one-time settlement.
The bankers have to respond positively, he observed and reiterated the government’s firm commitment to ensure that the paper mill is revived at the earliest.
As a matter of fact the ITC Company was also approached to take over the paper mills, he explained and assured that the state government would work out all possibilities to get the paper mills reopened at the earliest.
In this regard he also appreciated legislator Koneru Kannappa for is untiring efforts to get the mills reopened.