ITC invests Rs 200 Cr in spices processing plant at Andhra Pradesh

Offering the finest quality of spices to the world conforming to global food safety export norms

ITC has launched its internationally benchmarked spices plant in Palnadu, Andhra Pradesh, with an investment of Rs 200 crore. The plant was inaugurated by Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. Sanjiv Puri, Chairman, ITC and other eminent dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The state-of-the-art mega facility will have processing lines for turmeric, chilli, and blended spices, with an annual capacity of 20,400 MT of spices. It will have the capability to produce over 15 organic spices and will boost ITC’s food exports globally. The target global markets are Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, China, among other countries.

The world-class ‘Make in India’ plant will cater to all processing needs, including storage, cleaning, processing, sterilisation, packing, quality testing, leading to an end-to-end custody of quality assurance. The unit will also anchor a sustainable spices value chain that will extend support to farmers through a robust crop development programme ensuring traceability. 

More than 5,500 farmer families and over 2,200 livelihoods will be supported across the value chain. The facility will be powered by high-tech energy efficient equipment and will have rooftop solar panels to ensure clean energy consumption. A majority of the workforce at the unit will include women.

ITC’s manufacturing footprint in Andhra Pradesh has been strengthened over the years with over 18 units, including its own facilities and those where the company has promoted local entrepreneurship.

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