Chandrababu Naidu to inaugurate Cadbury plant 

Chandrababu Naidu to inaugurate Cadbury plant 
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the Rs 1,000-crore first phase manufacturing unit of confectionery major Cadbury at Sri City in Chittoor district on April 25.

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the Rs 1,000-crore first phase manufacturing unit of confectionery major Cadbury at Sri City in Chittoor district on April 25.

Representatives of Mondelez International, led by country head Venkatesam Chandramouli, met the Chief Minister here on Thursday. The plant would produce famous Cadbury brands like Dairy Milk, Celebrations, Silk, Perk, Five Star, Gems, Bournville and Bournvita.

Coming up on a 134-acre site at Sri City, the unit would be expanded in four phases to have a manufacturing capacity of 2.5 lakh tonnes by 2020, Mondelez representatives told Naidu. Cadbury would provide direct employment to 1,600 people, while hundreds of indirect jobs would also be created.

The plant will provide immense scope for increased cultivation of cocoa in the State, Naidu said and asked the officials to encourage cocoa cultivation as an inter-crop in coconut and oil-palm plantations.

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