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Industry Minister Bimal Bora visits Pepsi India project site at Nalbari

Staff Reporter, Nalbari, June 27: The visionary step of amending Assam's industrial policy under CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma's leadership resulted in several mega investments into the state amounting to over ₹13,000 Crores. The largest Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) amongst this is by PepsiIndia with the Greenfield Project at Nalbari pegged at Rupees778 Crores. The project envisions enhancing both direct and indirect job opportunities, while also providing an additional livelihood opportunity by empowering farmers who decide to grow the required potato crop for the manufacturing unit. With a production target of 23,000 metric tons per annum, the company has begun to provide advanced technology, quality seeds, and machinery to such farmers in addition to equipping women with valuable skills, with plans for a Community Learning Centre to enhance their skill sets. Assam Minister for Industries,Commerce and Public Enterprise dept. Bimal Bora visits the site of the Industry at Banekuchi, Nalbari today after the Cabinet meeting. During his visit the Minister was pleased to learn that the assistance provided so far from the department of Industries,Commerce and Public Enterprise department has helped them achieve a completion of 30%. During the meeting with the officials of Pepsi India the Minister assured everyone present that all necessary steps will be taken by the department in expediting completion of the project and resolving any issues related to the project.

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