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GCC achieves Rs 171 turnover till Feb 2006

Written by: Staff

Rajahmundry, Mar 29 (UNI) Girijan Cooperative Corporataion (GCC) has achieved a turnover Rs 171 crore as on February, against the projected target of Rs 260 crore during the year 2005-06, its chairperson T Ratnabai said today.

Talking to UNI, she said the turnover was achieved through minor forest produce and credit and retail market. The Corporation had taken up value-addition to Non-Timber Forest Produce (NTFP) to prevent obsolescence of certain commodities like tamarind, soapnuts, sheekakai and amla.

She said the Corporation was brining out value-added products out of NTFP to generate employment to self-help groups (SHG) and to realise better value for the produce instead of selling in bulk at low price.

She said a quantity of ten quintals of soapnut pulp was exported to Germany as a trial order through M/s Maris Telido Maata ashram, Amrutapuri, Kerala and further orders were expected soon.

She said amla was procured from the forest of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, East Godavari, Chittoor and Kurnool districts.

Ms Ratnabai said ten quintals of a trial order of Amla powder executed by GCC had passed the quality specifications of the Malaysian government.

She said GCC was planning to enter into an agreement for export of its products like honey, soaps and red beans of 150 grams pack sizes to M/s Mirza Ali trading LLC, Dubai.

Ms Ratnabai said the GCC products would be supplied through the Civil Supplies department rations shops for the benefit of the consumers.


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