Patna, Dec 21: State industry minister Gautam Singh has accused the Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) of not responding properly to the contract given the company in connection with the revival of the closed sugar mill in Bihar.
The State government had assigned the job of bidding for the closed State-run sugar mills to the SBI-CAP, the minister said while replying to a short-notice question by Rashtriya Janata Dal's Shakeel Ahmed Khan.
The Mukesh Ambani-led company has to pay a sum of Rs 55 crore to the State government while taking up the liabilities related to employees under the contract for revival of sugar mills.
Informing that RIL has so far paid Rs 5.5 crore, the minister said that the company was not cooperating with the State government "as not a single official of the company had visited us for the takeover process."
"We have issued a notice to RIL seeking to know its stand, and if it failed to respond positively, we will go in for a fresh tender process for the mill," he said.
The minister added that the delay on the part of RIL has in turn delayed the the clearance of dues of the employees of Motipur sugar mill and said that the land issues will be resolved if the company shows some interest in takeover.