Godrej Agrovet sets up its first downstream project in AP

From L to R: Mr R Karikal Valaven, Special Chief Secretary to Government, Industries & Commerce, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr K. S Jawahar Reddy, Chief Secretary to Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Gudivada Amarnath, Minister for Industries, Infrastructure, Investment & Commerce, IT, Handlooms & Textiles Government of Andhra Pradesh, Mr YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr Rakesh Swami, Group President, Corporate Affairs, Godrej Industries Ltd, Mr CV Rao, Associate Vice President, Market and Business Development, Godrej Oil Palm Plantation, Godrej Agrovet Ltd, Mr Chiranjiv Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Agriculture and Marketing, Government of Andhra Pradesh

Plans to supplement oil palm plantation in the state

Recently, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated Godrej Agrovet’s (GAVL) edible oil refinery at Chintalapudi, Eluru district. Set up at an estimated investment of Rs 100 Crore and with a capacity of 400 tonnes per day, this is GAVL’s first downstream project for value-added products in oil and fats. The facility near the company’s Crude Palm Oil Mills will help cater captive needs originating from the company’s oil palm work in the southern states along with demand from other crude palm oil players in the region.

Godrej Agrovet’s is a Mumbai-headquartered food and agri-business conglomerate that has 45,000 hectares of oil palm plantation area in Andhra Pradesh, and this new plant will have an extraction capacity of 400 tonnes per day.

Balram Singh Yadav, Managing Director, GAVL said, “GAVL is the largest oil palm processor in India and works directly with farmers for the entire lifecycle of their crop. Since the launch of the National Mission on Edible Oil – Oil Palm (NMEO-OP), in August 2021, the company had established a goal to add 60,000 hectares of additional oil palm plantations over the course of the next five years to support the long-term sustainable development of oil palm in India.”

With the focus to provide knowledge and access to contemporary technologies, in January this year, GAVL introduced a ground-breaking initiative called Samadhan, a one-stop solution centre that would provide a comprehensive package of knowledge, tools, services, and solutions to oil palm farmers. 

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