UP to equip Special Force with modern weaponsUP CM Yogi Adityanath

Virendra Singh Rawat

The food processing sector in Uttar Pradesh, which is among India’s top agricultural economies, has netted projects worth Rs 60,000 crore.

These projects were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the groundbreaking ceremony (GBC) 4.0 in Lucknow on February 19.

They are expected to generate tens of thousands of direct and indirect jobs across the state and contribute to the realisation of UP’s $trillion economy goal.

The Yogi Adityanath government in UP is giving impetus to food processing for job creation and boost the socioeconomic landscape in the rural areas.

Global beverage maker Coca Cola is establishing its largest bottling unit, SLMG Beverages, in UP. The project is valued at Rs 509 crore.

Similarly, a Reliance Group entity Reliance Beverage Private Limited is setting up its beverage manufacturing unit in Muzaffarnagar at an investment of Rs 600 crore.

Balaji Wafer is investing Rs 500 crore to set up an integrated food processing unit for potato wafers and traditional Indian snacks in Sandila, Hardoi district.

Meanwhile, Dhamapur Bio Organics is setting up a new distillery plant at an investment of Rs 350 crore.

Likewise, Grupo Bimbo, through its subsidiary company Ready Roti India, is establishing an integrated manufacturing unit for high-quality convenient bread products. The company is investing Rs 200 crore for the plant in Baghpat.

Other groups in the pipeline include: Dharam Pal Satya Pal, Bikanervala Foods, Happy International, Haldiram Snacks Manufacturing, Susteen, Fair Experts (India), Fortune Rice, Brindavan Agro Industries, SPRL Foods, VRS Foods (Paras Dairy), Amrit Bottlers, ABI Export (India), Shivshrit Foods, Balrampur Chini Mills, Triveni Engineering and Industries, DCM Shriram, Wave Sugar, Tikaula Sugar, Kamdhenu Cattle Feeds and Adani Agri Logistics.

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