In a first of its kind, an ethanol plant is to be set up soon on public–private partnership (PPP) model at the Bhoramdev Cooperative Sugar Factory in Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha district.
The plant will generate employment opportunities and will financially benefit sugarcane farmers and sugar factories, an official statement said on Thursday.
A meeting of the public private partnership appraisal committee (PPPAC) under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary R.P. Mandal to give final approval for the ethanol plant was held at Mahanadi Bhawan (Secretariat) here on Thursday.
The committee recommended the setting up of the plant by approving the financial tender and also approved the draft contract with the investor.
The financial tenders will be invited through e-procurement portal from those bidders who qualify in technical tenders. The meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary of Finance Department Amitabh Jain and Principal Secretary of Planning, Economic and Statistics Department Gaurav Dwivedi among others.