“We will explore possibilities to establish turmeric-based Ayurveda products manufacturing in Nizamabad district where farmers are cultivating turmeric on a large scale,” Patanjali Ayurveda products CEO Acharya Balakrishna said here on Tuesday.
As part of her request to the Central government to set up a separate Turmeric Board, Nizamabad MP K Kavitha, also sought Patanjali Group to establish its unit in Nizamabad and take up procurement process of turmeric. She submitted a memorandum to Patanjali Group’s Baba Ramdev last month.
Thus CEO Balakrishna came to the district and observed several crops in Armoor revenue sub division.
He also visited Special Economic Zone (SEZ) area in Lakkampally village and interacted with farmers about cultivation of turmeric and yield.
He has also gone to the proposed Turmeric Park site in Padgal village. Before visiting fields, speaking to reporters he said the group will explore options to establish turmeric manufacturing unit in the district.
He said that after analysing the local turmeric they will take a decision. CEO Balakrishna said that they will think of starting turmeric based honey production unit.
“If farmers arrange honey boxes in their fields, it will be procured by our organisation as a first step. We want to implement this proposal after hearing from the farmers,” he said.
He said they will encourage farmers to continue crop activity on the lines of cooperative sector, that has a scope to achieve profits in present days.
He also said they have plans to establish Ayurvedic and Yoga Centre in Nizamabad district.
MP Kavitha said the district has enough scope for agro-based industries and that’s why Patanjali group was invited.
“The state government is ready to provide all assistance to the group if it comes forward to establish a unit in the district and a detailed report will be submitted to the group very soon,” she said.
Local MLAs A Jeevan Reddy, Bajireddy Govardhan, B Ganesh Gupta, mayor A Sujata, district-in-charge Collector A Ravindar Reddy were present.
Source: The New Indian Express