Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday inaugurated a Tea Packaging Unit of Tata Consumer Products Limited at Gopalpur Industrial Park.
The plant has been commissioned in a span of 18 months with an investment of Rs 100 crore. This will provide employment opportunities to more than 900 persons in Ganjam district.
To be developed as the largest tea packaging plant in the country, it is one of the most modern unit with all state-of-the-art technologies.
Currently, it has a production capacity of 15 million kg of tea which will be further enhanced to 50 million kg. The unit will cater to the needs of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Central India.
The unit is operated by M/s Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited, an associate of Tata consumers. It is currently the second largest tea producer in India.
The Chief Minister appreciated the role of Tata Group in Odisha, and said it has been playing a vital role in industrial development of Odisha. He thanked the Group for assisting the State Government in mobilising medical oxygen, PSA plants and critical accessories during COVID pandemic.
Industries Minister Dibyasankar Mishra, Tata Steel Managing Director TV Narendran and Sunil D’souza, CEO & MD, TCPL also spoke.
Narendran said Tata Steel has invested over Rs 60,000 crore in Odisha in last five years. Tata Steel has invested Rs 500 crore for infrastructure development at Gopalpur SEZ.
Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange gave the welcome address.