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Hyderabad: Patanjali CEO explores possibility for establishing food processing plant

Updated: Nov 15, 2016 19:30 IST

Hyderabad [India], Nov. 15 (ANI): Acharya Balkrishna, CEO of Patanjali Ayurved today visited Nizamabad district on the request of Kalvakuntla Kavitha, Member of Parliament, Nizamabad to explore the possibility of setting up of food processing units in the region.

Kavitha had earlier submitted a request to Baba Ramdev to start food processing units in Nizamabad parliamentary constituency.

Prashant Reddy, MLA, Balkonda and Jeevan Reddy, MLA, Armoor were among others who accompanied Acharya Balkrishna.

Balkrishna visited Lakkampally village near Nandipet in the Food Processing SEZ to survey the locations for the processing unit.

Armoor and Balkonda regions in Nizamabad district cultivate Turmeric in about 2 Lakh acres of land contributing huge chunk to the overall turmeric production in the country.

"We have surveyed the surrounding areas of Armoor, Balkonda and Nandipet, we feel the atmosphere in the region is very congenial to start a plant and we are hopeful of a positive decision towards setting up of the food processing unit in the area," Balkrishna said

Speaking on the occasion, Kavitha said "the industrial policy of Telangana state (TS-IPASS) is amongst the best in the country and it takes only 15 days for the industries to get approval and Telangana State Government has assured the speedy allotments and approvals for setting up of units." She added that "establishment of food processing plant in the region will generate employment for large number of people in the region and District Purchase Forum will be of huge advantage to the constituency." (ANI)