Banas Dairy to set up a 100cr potato processing unit

12 October 2020

Banas Dairy is setting up a Rs 100-crore potato processing unit in North Gujarat that will take on established brands like McCain Foods India Pvt Ltd and Hyfun Foods in their backyard. 

The unit that will have an annual capacity to process 50,000 metric tonnes of potatoes will focus on producing French fries and 12 other potato products for both domestic and international markets in South-East Asia.

The manufacturing unit is being set up near Diyodar in Banaskantha district of North Gujarat which is a hub for potato farmers.

Banas Dairy is getting a subsidy of Rs 21 crore from the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries for setting up this unit which is 90-odd km from Mehsana where similar potato processing units of McCain and Hyfun Foods, operate.