Friday, March 26, 2010

�Kondattam\' project from April

PALAKKAD: The first cluster of the �Kondattam production and marketing project, jointly implemented by the district panchayat and Kudumbasree Mission, will be inaugurated next month.

There will be 20 clusters in the Rs.2.18-crore project to manufacture 22 �Kondattam (dried vegetable fries) varieties. The project, to be marketed under the brand name Sunfresh, intends to manufacture 715.5 tonnes of the product annually. The varieties were selected on the basis of a survey done among the public. The machinery required for vegetable cutting, packing, branding and drying have been installed. The buildings were provided by grama panchayats.

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