Boost To Bundelkhand: UP CM Inaugurates HUL Plant

Pronoy Shukla
By: Pronoy Shukla
Updated: 21 July, 2022 4:31 pm IST
The proposal was approved by CM Yogi Adityanath at a Cabinet meeting on Friday.

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath officially opened Hindustan Unilever India Limited’s new facility, with a 70 percent female workforce, in Sumerpur in the Hamirpur district.

Stating that the plant will be a big boost to the economy of the Bundelkhand region, CM Yogi stated that Hindustan Unilever Limited has linked the Mission Shakti UP campaign to the whole project on this occasion. Employment has been made available, particularly by connecting it with an increasing number of local daughters and women, he added.

101 women, or 70 percent of the workforce, have been employed as part of the Uttar Pradesh government’s ‘Mission Shakti’. The facility will hire another 153 female staff members soon. People with impairments are also given precedence in the facility.

“An investment of rupees 700 crores will create lakhs of direct and indirect employment in Bundelkhand,” said CM Yogi.

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The facility will produce well-known Unilever brands, such as Surf Excel. “The new plant will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, and autonomous storage, and will serve as both a manufacturing and distribution hub,” the company said.

Sanjeev Mehta, CEO, and MD, HUL, said, “It is heartening to see the UIL plant take shape in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, a state where our company has a significant presence. This reinforces Unilever’s long-standing commitment to the state of Uttar Pradesh.”

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