PRAN, one of many largest agro-processors within the nation, is gathering tomatoes from the farmers of the totally different districts particularly from the northern areas to fabricate tomato-based merchandise together with sauce and ketchup.
PRAN units goal to obtain 12,000 metric tons of tomatoes for the season. The conglomerate has began gathering and pulping tomatoes in its vegetation at PRAN Agro Ltd manufacturing facility in Natore and Barind (Varendra) Industrial Park in Rajshahi on the finish of January and it’ll proceed until the supply of the tomatoes, says a press launch.
PRAN is gathering tomatoes from its contract farmers and it has round 10500 contract farmers in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Bogra, Pabna, Natore, Khulna, and another districts this 12 months.
Sarowar Hossain, Common Supervisor of Barind Industrial Park mentioned, “Plenty of tomatoes are cultivated in Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Pabna, Natore, and surrounding districts. We now have began gathering and pulping tomatoes in full swing just like the earlier years.”
He additionally added that this 12 months, the contract farmers of PRAN has cultivated tomatoes for round 1000 bighas of land. After receiving the tomatoes at our manufacturing facility, tomatoes are taken to our automated machine which later turns into tomato paste. The paste is preserved in an aseptic system.
Kamruzzaman Kamal, Director (Advertising) at PRAN-RFL group mentioned, “PRAN at all times provides the best significance to keep up high quality and the standard of the merchandise largely is dependent upon the uncooked supplies. Contemplating this, PRAN began contractual cultivation of tomatoes in 2010 and dealing intensively with farmers, and the representatives of PRAN are giving coaching and consultancy and offering instrument-related help to the farmers. In consequence, farmers get bumper crops from per bigha land and grow to be financially benefited within the season.”
He additionally added that sauce and ketchup, manufactured from tomatoes, are highly regarded in Bangladesh and plenty of different international locations. Presently, PRAN exports its sauce and ketchup to many international locations together with India, Malaysia, UAE, USA, Italy and Sweden. PRAN can be making an attempt to unfold the market. If the demand will increase on the planet market, farmers will be capable of earn extra.