Punjab Agriculture

Punjab Agro gets export order of 200 MT Knoow from Dubai based company

January 03, 2019 06:18 PM

CHANDIGARH: Strenuous efforts of Invest Punjab to woo foreign investments on Thursday fructified as the Punjab Agro has received an export order of 200 MT fresh kinnow from Punjab to United Arab Emirates.

Disclosing this here today Managing Director Punjab Agro Sibin C informed that UAE based Lulu Group-largest retail chains in Asia had finalized the export order with Punjab Agro, which would be dispatched shortly. He said that recently a high level delegation of Lulu Group visited Punjab and held detailed discussions with the officers of Punjab Agro regarding its products. He said that the agency had secured this order as the delegation during its visit had sought samples of fresh fruits.

Mr. Siban said that the Punjab Agro Juices Limited (PAJL) had also fixed the target to process the 200 MT Kinnows fruit during the current kinnow season.

MD Punjab Agro said that PAJL has already exported more than 26 containers of concentrate pepper mash cayenne (chilli paste) of valued of Rs. 2.52 crore to Saudi Arabia and Dubai. The business enquiries related to chilli paste have also been received from other countries like Iran, Mauritius, Dubai, etc. For making the chilli paste for export, the raw material would be procured from Punjab in the forthcoming season. Punjab Agro has also presently been processing Organic Amla at its Hoshiarpur Plant.

Notably, Punjab Agro has been processing a wide variety of fruits & vegetables at its two multi fruit & vegetables processing units at Abohar and Hoshiarpur (Punjab) for sale to all major companies/MNC’s besides fruit drinks/food products in the retail market and also directly marketing fresh fruit & vegetables including export both in the domestic market through NeML and also by facilitating export, thus providing remunerative prices to the farmers of the State. The plants are designed to process Kinnows & de-bitter the juice and have the capacity to process other fruits & vegetables such as tomato, carrots, pomegranate, papaya, guava, pears, pumpkins, melons, chilli, jamun, mangoes, strawberry, litchis, amla, aloe vera etc.

Punjab Agro is also providing marketing intervention by providing organic wheat, paddy, etc. and marketing the same in retail market.

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