North India’s first vintnery to come up In UP’s Muzaffarnagar

The company- KD Solutions has been granted permission to set up a vintnery with an annual capacity of 54,446 litres which will employ 30 people directly and 150 people indirectly, a note issued by the state’s excise department said adding that it would not only be UP’s first vintnery but also north India’s first.

26% of the country’s total fruit production comes from UP, which ranks third in the country in terms of fruit production. 105.41 lakh tonnes of fruits are produced annually by the fruit growers out of which 60% gets utilised but 40%, which accounts for about 42.16 lakh tonnes, remains unutilised. “The cost of fruits left over from consumption in the state is about Rs. 4,216.40 crores. With the establishment of vintnery industry, the remaining fruits will be utilized, which will increase the income of the farmers, employment opportunities will be generated and at the same time revenue of the government will also increase,” additional chief secretary, department of excise, Sanjay R Bhoosreddy said.

The vintnery rules in UP were first published in 1961 and then amended for the first time in 1974. They were amended for a third time this year to make it more attractive to set up a vintnery. In recent years the state has also given a big push to setting up micro breweries in the state. Since 2019, when the rules were amended, 14 micro breweries have come up in the state in Agra, Lucknow. Ghaziabad, Bareilly and other districts.

North India’s first ever vintnery is set to come up in Uttar Pradesh ‘s Muzaffarnagar with the state government giving necessary approvals to KD Solutions to produce wine in the state, as part of it’s ongoing efforts to develop the winemaking industry.The company- KD Solutions has been granted permission to set up a vintnery with an annual capacity of 54,446 litres which will employ 30 people directly and 150 people indirectly, a note issued by the state’s excise department said adding that it would not only be UP’s first vintnery but also north India’s first.26% of the country’s total fruit production comes from UP, which ranks third in the country in terms of fruit production. 105.41 lakh tonnes of fruits are produced annually by the fruit growers out of which 60% gets utilised but 40%, which accounts for about 42.16 lakh tonnes, remains unutilised. “The cost of fruits left over from consumption in the state is about Rs. 4,216.40 crores. With the establishment of vintnery industry, the remaining fruits will be utilized, which will increase the income of the farmers, employment opportunities will be generated and at the same time revenue of the government will also increase,” additional chief secretary, department of excise, Sanjay R Bhoosreddy said.The vintnery rules in UP were first published in 1961 and then amended for the first time in 1974. They were amended for a third time this year to make it more attractive to set up a vintnery. In recent years the state has also given a big push to setting up micro breweries in the state. Since 2019, when the rules were amended, 14 micro breweries have come up in the state in Agra, Lucknow. Ghaziabad, Bareilly and other districts.

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