BL Agro to Invest 500 crore in Telangana

To produce entire range of 'Nourish' products

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Ashish Khandelwal, MD, BL Agro with Anumula Revanth Reddy, chief minister of Telangana at World Economic Forum, Davos

Witnessing the potential in the southern parts of India, BL Agro, an FMCG company, has signed an MOU with the chief minister of Telangana, Anumula Revanth Reddy to set up a manufacturing unit in the state. 

The MoU was signed recently at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. Under the MoU, the company plans to invest Rs 500 crore in Telangana and employ 5000 people. With this, BL Agro has set its footprints in South India, after North and East India. 

The new manufacturing unit will be engaged in producing the entire range of ‘Nourish’ products-wheat flour, pasta, vermicelli, spices, papad, etc., along with rice bran and cotton seed oils. This plant will be instrumental in providing employment to 5,000 workers, including skilled workforce, farmers and other workers, the company said.

Ashish Khandelwal, managing director, BL Agro said, “It is a moment of pride for us as a Group company to sign an MoU with the Telangana government and expand our footprints in the Southern part of the country. The MOU signed at WEF represents our shared commitment to redefining the agricultural landscape, bringing forth a new era of sustainable development in the State, and our country eventually”.

“The new manufacturing unit will set the stage for innovation, empowerment, and prosperity for the State’, added Khandelwal. 

As per the guidelines laid in the MoU, BL Agro, along with its group company, Leads Connect agritech, plans to create an agri value chain in the state under its initiative ‘Khet Se Kitchen Tak’, which supports the farmers’ community and agribusinesses, and help improve productivity and sustainability in the agriculture sector. 

Based in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, BL Agro Industries has one of the largest distribution networks amongst all branded edible oil and food product players in India. Having started as a mustard trading house with Bail Kolhu mustard oil as its only product, in the 1950s, BL Agro has come a long way. 

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