Organic food processing unit inaugurated in UP

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With the inauguration of this food processing unit, 5,000 farmers will be benefitted and it is expected to leverage an investment of Rs 50.33 crore, said Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal. Inaugurating the food processing unit located in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, the Minister said that the food processing sector is witnessing robust growth and has been identified as a champion sector by the Government of India. She added that the diverse basket of agricultural raw material base and agro-climatic attributes of UP provide the requisite platform for the state to develop a vibrant food processing industry.

The unit namely Organic India Pvt. Ltd is likely to generate direct employment of 100 and indirect employment of 250 persons. The unit is set up with total cost of Rs. 55.13 crore. Grant in aid of Rs 4.8 crore has been provided by the Ministry. A processing capacity of 3 MT per day has been created and the unit will process agro produce worth Rs 350 crore. Products manufactured in this unit are tulsi green tea, sweet lemon green tea, lemon ginger green tea, pomegranate green tea, sweet rose, and tulsi masala. It is spread over an area of 12,903 sq.m / 3.18 acres in Agro Park Phase-II, UPSIDC Industrial Area, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh.

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