Indore: Managing director and CEO of Patanjali Group, Acharya Balkrishna, informed that company’s food processing plant at Pithampur will be set up in six months and bhoomi pujan of the plant will be performed by end of this month.
Patanjali will manufacture wheat flour and atta noodles at the plant to be set up with an investment of Rs 500 crore. He has also demanded more land for some other units.
Balkrishna visited Sector-3 of Pithampur at 6 am on Wednesday along with his architect and officials of AKVN Indore including MD Kumar Purushottam. He spent around one hour at the 45-acre land allotted to his company and discussed with officials of AKVN and his architect. Official sources said that he had expressed concern over pollution from nearby plants.
However, officials assured him that there would not be pollution as the sector is exclusively for food processing units. During the visit Acharya hinted that the plant will be set up in six months. With the tentative layout plan, he tried to understand the plant’s design. After an hour-long inspection of the site at Pithamapur, Balkrishna left the city at 10 am. This would be Patanjali’s smallest plant and Balkrishana has sought about 150 to 200-acre additional land in Pithampur. AKVN officials informed him that there is no land available at the particular spot.
Talking to Free Press, Purushottam said that Patanjali MD did not disclose the date for bhoomi pujan, but hinted that it will be done by the end of this month.
Balkrishna arrived in the city on Tuesday evening and he went to AKVN office with his architect, where he held meeting with Purushottam and other officials.
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