ITC food plant to benefit farmers: CM
Kapurthala: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh inaugurated ITC’s integrated food manufacturing and logistics facility here today.
Spread over 72 acres, with an initial investment outlay of about Rs 1,500 crore, the facility will manufacture ITC’s popular brands, including Aashirvaad, Bingo!, Sunfeast, YiPPee! and B Natural.
The CM said the project would help generate employment in the state, besides assisting the farming community in switching over from the traditional wheat-paddy cycle to more lucrative crops.
On potato farmers being forced to dump their produce on the roads due to low prices, Capt Amarinder said the ITC project would bring new seeds and techniques that would enable farmers to produce potatoes that would find a ready market.