A sugar mill locomotive

After the bifurcation of the state, I think there are 28 sugar mills in Bihar. More than half are closed, primarily those belonging to Bihar State Sugar Corporation (BSSC). The BSSC was formed in 1974 to manage, operate and control sick private sector sugar mills and distilleries and subsequently, 15 sugar mills and two distilleries were nationalised. As is often the case, sick private sector continued as sick public sector. In this column, we aren’t concerned with revival/privatisation options for BSSC mills. One of these nationalised units was Darbhanga Sugar Company Limited in Lohat i.....

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