GBC@IV gives boost to food processing industry in UP

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GBC@IV gives boost to food processing industry in UP

Thursday, 29 February 2024 | PNS | Lucknow

The fourth edition of the groundbreaking ceremony (GBC@IV) organised by the Yogi Adityanath government recently saw initiation of investments of over Rs 60,000 crore in the food processing sector of Uttar Pradesh, of which the top five projects are expected to generate over 3,000 employment opportunities, in  Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar, Sandila, Bareilly and Baghpat districts.

Besides, various major companies are investing in food processing in other districts as well, which will create thousands of job opportunities in the state.

The Yogi government’s objective behind giving impetus to the food processing industry is to capitalise on the widespread love for Uttar Pradesh’s authentic dishes among people from across the country and at the same time transform the industry into a major source of livelihood for the people of Uttar Pradesh.

Coca-Cola is establishing its largest bottling SLMG (Sugar Syrup, Juice Manufacturing, Pulping Extraction and Bottling) unit in Uttar Pradesh. This project, valued at Rs 509 crore, will create about 275 jobs in Bijnor.

Similarly, a sub-group of the renowned Reliance Group, known as Reliance Beverage Private Limited, is setting up its beverage manufacturing unit in Muzaffarnagar at the cost of Rs 600 crore and it will generate 500 jobs. The project is associated with the development of a beverage manufacturing facility near Purkaji in Muzaffarnagar, under the joint venture of Bharatiya Beverages Pvt. Ltd. and Reliance Retail Ventures Limited.

Furthermore, Balaji Wafer is investing Rs 500 crore to set up its integrated food processing unit for the production of potato wafers and traditional Indian snacks in the industrial sector of Sandila, Hardoi, which will lead to creation of 1,500 jobs in the region.

Meanwhile, Dhamapur Bio Organics is setting up a new distillery plant at a cost of Rs 350 crore. It will generate 100 jobs in Bareilly.

Likewise, Grupo Bimbo, through its subsidiary company Ready Roti India Pvt. Ltd., is establishing an integrated manufacturing unit to provide consumers with high-quality, convenient bread products. The company is investing Rs 200 crore for the plant located in Baghpat, and it will create over 600 jobs.

Other groups that are also investing in the state, include: Dharam Pal Satya Pal Ltd, Bikanervala Foods Pvt Ltd, Happy International Pvt Ltd, Haldiram Snacks Manufacturing Pvt Ltd, Susteen Ltd, Fair Experts (India) Pvt Ltd, Fortune Rice Ltd, Brindavan Agro Industries Pvt Ltd, SPRL Foods Ltd, VRS Foods Ltd (Paras Dairy), Amrit Bottlers Pvt Ltd, ABI Export (India) Pvt Ltd, Jack Venture Pvt Ltd, Shivshrit Foods Pvt Ltd, VKC Nuts Pvt Ltd, Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd, Triveni Engineering and Industries Ltd, DCM Shriram Ltd, Wave Sugar Mill (Bijnor), Tikaula Sugar Mills Ltd, NG Softtech Pvt Ltd, Kamdhenu Cattle Feeds Pvt Ltd and Adani Agri Logistics.

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