ITC Limited, a multi-business conglomerate launched its internationally benchmarked global spices processing plant in the Spices Park in Andhra Pradesh.
The plant was inaugurated by chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
The facility will have processing lines for turmeric, chili, and blended spices, with an annual capacity of 20,400 MT of spices, the company said in its statement.
It will have the capability to produce over 15 organic spices and is expected to boost ITC’s food exports globally. Target global markets are Europe, the US, Canada, Australia, and China, among other countries.
"The facility will be powered by high-tech energy-efficient equipment and will have rooftop solar panels to ensure clean energy consumption. A majority of the workforce at the unit will include women," the statement said.
"We have invested in setting up a world-class export-oriented spices facility in Andhra Pradesh that will offer the finest quality of spices to the world conforming to global food safety export norms, whilst anchoring local agri-value chains," said Sanjiv Puri, chairman, ITC Limited.