Khet-Se Agriproduce to start operations in Mumbai by November

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Mumbai, May 12 (UNI) After successfully launching its procurement and distribution facility for fresh fruits and vegetables at Malerkotla in Punjab, Khet-Se Agriproduce India Private Limited will start its next such centre in the city in the next six months.

The company's Malerkota centre will cater to the requirements of Ludhiana and Patiala districts in Punjab, a company release quoted its chairman Homi Khusrokhan as saying.

This centre has the facility of sorting, grading and packing of all fresh produce, four ripening chambers of 10 metric tonne capacity each and four cold storages of 25 MT each.

Khet Se, a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) and Total Produce of Ireland, aims to bridge the gap between producer and consumer and to improve shelf-life and reduce product loss in the supply chain. For this, it has partnered with farmers to develop their skills to raise the quality of Indian farm produce.

The company also plans to partner with small retailers and help them to manage their business more effectively.

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