The Union Food Processing Industries Minister, Harsimrat Kaur Badal visited Sri City on Saturday and interacted with some of top executives of the food processing units who have set up units such as Kellogg’s, PepsiCo and Cadbury.
Ravindra Sannareddy, Managing Director, Sri City, J.S.V. Prasad, Principle Secretary Government of AP, Venkateswarlu, Joint Secretary, Department of Food Processing and a host senior officials took her around the facility.
The Minister had an interactive meeting with the heads of the key food and beverage processing units in Sri City, which include Cadbury India, PepsiCo and Kellogg's among others.
With her entourage, she went round some of the important areas at Sri City, including the processing plant of Kellogg's.
According to a statement, Harsimrat Kaur said, “I consider Sri City is a jewel among our SEZs.”
Addressing the heads of various local units, Harsimrat Kaur suggested that skill development centres be set up where even illiterate people can be trained, creating a huge employment opportunity.
Stating that food processing industry has huge potential to improve rural economy and create livelihoods, she said, “Such industries in Sri City will not only enhance the employment opportunities in the region, they immensely benefit thousands of sugarcane farmers, mango, tomato growers, and milk producers in Chittoor district.”
Ravindra Sannareddy appealed to all the unit heads to provide job opportunities to the local people who sacrificed their land and livelihood and extended their whole hearted support for starting the project.