Shimla: The government run Horticulture Produce Marketing and Processing Corp (HPMC) has bagged an order of 300 tonnes of apple juice concentrate from Parle Agro.
Horticulture Minister Narender Bragta said today that Parle Agro will buy 300 tonnes of apple juice concentrate from the HPMC
He said HPMC has already signed a contract with Patanjli Yogpeeth for the supply of 700 tonnes of apple concentrate in two years. ‘So far HPMC has supplied 180 tonnes of concentrate to Patanjli Yogpeeth. The rest will be supplied in phases,’ Bragta added.
The apple concentrate is used for fruit juices, nectars and drinks. HPMC is facing stiff competition from Chinese firms which have now dominated Indian market as they supply apple juice concentrate at cheap prices.