Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate PepsiCo India’s largest plant for production of potato chips in Mathura.
A government spokesperson said that the plant has been set up with an investment of Rs 814 crore. “The Kosi Kalan food plant in Mathura marks PepsiCo’s largest greenfield investment in manufacturing in India. It is also the company’s first ‘Make and Move’ factory, which will cater to the growing demand for its potato chips. The state-of-the-art food plant aligns with the UP government’s industrialization-led growth agenda,” the spokesperson said.
PepsiCo India has been able to operationalise the plant in less than two years. It will be creating over 1,500 direct and indirect job opportunities in the state and is targeting at least 30% reservation for women employees. In addition to this, the plant will also benefit over 5,000 local farmers in the state as PepsiCo India intends to source 1.50 lakh tonnes of potatoes annually from the local farmers.
Since 1990, PepsiCo has been producing carbonated soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages in Uttar Pradesh through franchisees. These units are functioning in Greater Noida, Kosi, Satharia-Jaunpur, Kanpur Dehat and Hardoi.