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Manipur’s Kourouhanba Spices Industry comes as a boon for jobless

A vendor sells spices on a street in Srinagar September 22, 2011. India's food price index rose 8.84 percent in the year to September 10, government data on Thursday showed.  REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD)
A vendor sells spices on a street in Srinagar September 22, 2011. India's food price index rose 8.84 percent in the year to September 10, government data on Thursday showed. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD)

Imphal: Given the favourable agro-climatic conditions and rich agriculture resources, the Food Processing Industries sector is fast developing in Manipur.

However, the state still depends on other states for essential commodities.

Kourouhanba Spices Industries, which is an upcoming brand of spices in the state, has come as a boon for the jobless youths of Moidangpok and Keithelmanbi villages. The industry based at New Keithelmanbi was launched on November 16, 2015.

Presently, the new industry manufactures several products such as chicken masala paste, garam masala, vegetable masala, chilli powder, ginger powder, jeera powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, fish masala, meat masala, kitchen queen, mustard powder and coarse mix spices.

Potshangbam Kulachandra is the Chief Executive Director of the company. He is a B.Tech in Food Technology and M. Tech in Bio Technology from Jadavpur University.

His dream to open a agro based food industry led him to resign from Regional Agricultural Marketting Corporation in 1990 and venture into spices business.

All the raw materials used for the spices are from the forest products which are free from in-organic chemicals, except two components of Jeera and Cardamon which are being imported from other states. (ANI)

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