PATNA: State industries minister Shahnawaz Hussain said on Thursday that the Mithila region will definitely have two ethanol production plants, one each in Darbhanga and Madhubani districts, in near future.
“Darbhanga’s ethanol plant will have 500kilo litre per day (KLPD) production capacity on the campus of Ashok Paper Mills. Similarly, Madhubani will have its ethanol plant at Lohat with the same production capacity,” the minister said.
Shahnawaz said this in his assurance to the two BJP MLAs from the region Murari Mohan Jha from Kewati and Hari Bhushan Thakur from Bisfi, as well as MLC Ghanshyam Thakur and state BJP Mahila Morcha president Lajwanti Jha.
They had called on the minister and met him at Udyog Bhavan to apprise him of their demands regarding industrial development of the Mithila region. Their demands included ethanol plants, Mithila Haat and improvement of the conditions of weavers.
Shahnawaz said that PM Narendra Modi and CM Nitish Kumar were concerned about development of the region. It had already got its airport at Darbhanga, as a result of which investors had started showing interest in the area.
He also said that the opening of the handloom and khadi units, along with Mithila Haat, will benefit weavers from the region.
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