Naveen inaugurates ITC’s food processing plant at Khurda

Naveen inaugurates ITC’s food processing plant at Khurda

Bhubaneshwar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated ITC’s state-of-the-art Integrated Consumer Goods Manufacturing and Logistics (ICML) facility at Khurda.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister reiterated the commitment of the state government towards making Odisha the next industrial hub in the country. “The government recently came up with the Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR) 2022 which aims at transforming Odisha into a modern and advanced industrial state by offering the investors outstanding opportunities for sustainable business growth and to foster holistic socio-economic development of the people,” he said.

The food processing is one of the priority areas in the IPR 2022 and the ITC facility marks a significant milestone in the sector in Odisha, he added. Among others, Suresh Kumar Routray, Jatni MLA; Jyotirindra Nath Mitra, Khurda MLA and Sanjeev Puri, CMD, ITC were present.

The ICML, which is the first such facility in the state, has been set up in an area of 35 acre. It is strategically planned to accommodate 7 production lines, dedicated to producing ITC’s world-class foods brands including Aashirvaad Atta, Yippee! Noodles, Sunfeast biscuits, Bingo! chips and others, in phases.

The future-ready unit is powered by sophisticated equipment having integrated data analytics and cutting-edge digital infrastructure. The Khurda plant will have over 55% women workers at factory level.

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