Fruit and vegetable processing plant will be set up in Jharkhand which will benefit around 50,000 farmers, an official has said.

The plant will be set by Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board.

According to NDDB chairman T. Nandkumar around 50,000 farmers would be benefited by the processing plant.

Mother Dairy will set up two plants — one for a frozen facility for fruits and vegetables, and the second for pulp and concentrates.

Safal, a Mother Dairy brand, will set up a 5,000-tonne capacity freezing plant in Ranchi.

Both will cost Rs.76.65 crore and the state government will provide Rs.14-Rs.15 crore.


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