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Hatsun Agro begins production at its new facility in Maharashtra

PTI Chennai | Updated on February 25, 2021

RG Chandramogan, CMD, Hatsun Agro products

Dairy products maker Hatsun Agro has commenced commercial production at its new facility in Maharashtra set up at a cost of ₹130 crore, the company said on Thursday.

The fully automated dairy plant has been set up on 72-acre land in Solapur district and can process six lakh litres of milk per day, the Tamil Nadu-based company said.

Hatsun Agro at the facility would manufacture milk, curd, buttermilk, lassi, yoghurt and shrikhand and it would also retail under its popular brands 'Arokya' and 'Hatsun'.

With the latest facility, the milk processing capacity stands at 52.50 lakh litres per day across its manufacturing locations in five states.

The Maharashtra’s facility is aimed at generating 3,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities and would also generate income to around 90,000 dairy farmers in Maharashtra.

With new facility’s commencement, Hatsun Agro aims to expand its retail network in Maharashtra and Goa.

"Maharashtra is a versatile state offering excellent growth opportunities for the dairy industry and Hatsun Agro envisages the plant to strengthen its foothold, and provide a gateway of further growth in western region," company chairman RG Chandramogan said.

"We see a robust demand for dairy products and we are glad to bring our quality dairy products to lakhs of households in Maharashtra," he said.

The company at the facility also has set up a water pond to harvest rainwater to the tune of 1.25 crore litres, making it a first in the region that can be treated and utilised for multiple purposes, the company said.

Published on February 25, 2021

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