Come July and Chittoor will see three industrial giants -Cadbury, Isuzu and Hero Motocorp – starting off in the district. This move taken by the government of Andhra Pradesh, will provide employment opportunities for more than 6000 people in the district. These will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu in the last week of July.
The Isuzu Motors plant, which is spread over 107 acres at Sri City Sez is a Rs. 1500 crore project out of which Rs. 700 crores has been invested so far. The plant is fully equipped with latest technology, machinery and robots that will be used for the manufacturing of four-wheeler vehicles and will provide employment opportunities to over 400 people from July 27.
And India’s favourite chocolate manufacturer, Cadbury, will be inaugurated by Mr. Naidu on July 25 and is a 134 acre facility at Sri City Sez. With an estimated production of 2.5 million tons of chocolates every year, the company is said to employ 1600 people among who, 330 have already been appointed. In a move to empower women in the region, the company has also earmarked a 50% quota for women in the organisation; after conducting exclusive training sessions for them.
On the same day, July 25, the foundation stone for the Hero Motors Corporation also will be laid by the Chief Minister at Sri City Sez. The company has taken up the project by investing Rs 1,600 crores and also devised plans to complete it in three phases. The manufacturing unit includes production of two, three wheeler, electric vehicles.