PepsiCo India to invest Rs 778 crore in setting up foods manufacturing plant 

This will be company’s first foods manufacturing plant in Nalbari, Assam 

Establishing its ‘Partnership of Progress’ with the state of Assam, PepsiCo India announced its first foods manufacturing plant in Nalbari, Assam with an investment of INR 778 crore. Spread over 44.2 acres, the state-of-the-art plant is proposed to be operational in 2025 and aims to provide direct and indirect employment opportunities to 500 people. 

Following the Bhumi Pujan ceremony of this plant, PepsiCo India signed a Tripartite MoU with Assam Skill Development Mission and Directorate of Employment & Craftsman training for fostering women empowerment and creating a safe & supportive work environment to enhance women employability in the region. The plant targets to intake 100 per cent diverse talent and aiming atleast 75 per cent women representation and intends to set up its first Community Learning Centre at Women’s ITI campus, Nalbari to upskill women over the next two years.

PepsiCo India will also provide farmers with growth opportunities by using state-of-the-art technology, high-quality seeds and affordable machinery with the goal of sourcing 50,000 tonnes of potatoes from the state, to produce its iconic brand Lay’s. The plant will also generate demand for cold storage capacity of 60,000 tonnes over the next few years.

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