North Gazette News/Shimla
India’s forerunner soft drinks company, Rasna Private Ltd on Saturday evinced interest in setting up a Mega Food Park in the state with food processing facilities.
In one-to-one interaction with the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in Ahmedabad in Gujarat
, the Chairman and MD of Rasna Private ltd and Food Processing Committee Chairman Piruz Khambatta showed interest for setting up Mega Food Park which will provide employment to the youth.
“Apples of Himachal are suitable and better than China as per International apple juice concentrate standards,” Khambatta said.
He said that he was also ready to work in Joint Venture with the state agency, if the government agrees, besides marketing support to Rasna. He assured to bring the soft drinks Tetra Packs in name of ‘Rasna Himachal’ and promote brand Himachal nationally and internationally.
Vadilal Ice Cream manufacturing group, the second after Amul and the second largest in India having three Units in country proposed to setup processing unit for agro products for both veggies and potatoes and both canned and otherwise in lower belts of Himachal.
The famous Torrent group exporting pharmaceuticals to Brazil, America and other countries from Baddi in Himachal Pradesh, expressed their concern for investing Rs 200 crore in bulk drugs and sought permission of the government.
The company had been already invested Rs 325 crore in the state. The Torrent also expressed their concern for setting up Hydel Projects of 500 Mega Watt (MW) or 1000 MW as such for which the Chief Minister asked to submit the proposal till December 15, 2014.
Ramanujan Vice President, Adani Wilmar Group who had already invested Rs 200 crore in Himachal for setting up Cold Storages intended to extend its field of functioning by expanding and setting CA store (Cold Storage) facility in Rampur with storage capacity of 3000 tonne and for one CA store unit in Kullu investing more than Rs 100 crore.
They also requested the government for around 10 acres of land in Kullu for storing 15000 tonne of apple.
For exploring the possibility in producing Geo-thermal energy in Himachal, the Varya Group intends to produce Geo-thermal energy which could be successfully be done.
The Chief Minister asked the officers to ask for a proposal and evinced interest in the proposal
A Himachali entrepreneur, Komal Agnihotri from Tahliwal in Una and engaged in GMS Shipping company and doing 60 percent business in ship buying and selling in the world, proposed to invest Rs 250 crore or more in Himachal in Food park projects and Having his own land in Tahliwal, the government proposed him to invest in Food park and agro based projects for which the state government agreed in principle.
Concord Bio-tech intends to invest Rs 50 crore or so in Bio-tech sector, besides Shah Alloys and Hitachi Hirel pvt limited showed keen interest in investing in the state for which the proposals were invited by the Chief Minister.