Mahindra HZPC launches state-of-the-art facilities
MHZPC, a Joint Venture of Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited (MASL) and HZPC, today inaugurated its modern and state-of-the-art Aeroponic facility in Mohali. The facility was inaugurated by Alphonsus Stoelinga, the Honorable Ambassador of the Netherlands in the presence of Ashok Sharma, MD & CEO-MASL and Gerard Backx, CEO HZPC Holding B.V.
The new facility will produce the best of its kind potato seeds by using an innovative process and latest technology. This will translate into the best quality potatoes for the Indian consumer.
- Aeroponics facilitates agriculture where the root of the plant is suspended in air, rather than soil
- Set to give the best quality of potato seeds to the Indian farmer
- Advanced greenhouse technology will increase productivity and protect plants against environmental diseases
- B2B to benefit from the technology as it will reduce time to market for new Potato Varieties
For farmers, this will translate into virus-free world class seeds which will increase productivity by 10-30%, providing the much needed fillip to farmer incomes.
Mahindra HZPC’s Aeroponics facility has a capacity to generate 3 million minitubers, and the first production batch is slated to be out in January, 2017. Also, Mahindra HZPC plans to launch 6 new varieties of Potato, half of which will cater to the end consumers and the remaining will be targeted at the processing sector. Mahindra HZPC owns another facility in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh; which together with the new Aeroponics facility is capable of generating 15 million minitubers within a couple of years.
Read all about it in this press release.
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