3 entrepreneurs seek to create wine production units | Lucknow News

Lucknow: Three entrepreneurs each from Muzaffarnagar, Bareli and Lucknow have expressed interest in establishing vineyards in Uttar Pradesh.
The excise The department examines the proposals and is likely to issue the authorization to these contractors within fifteen days.
To increase farmers’ income and promote agro-tourism, the government of Uttar Pradesh introduced the V-1 license in the current fiscal year. The V-1 license will allow winemakers to begin producing wine in the state.
Additional Chief Secretary, Excise Department, Sanjay Bhoosreddy said: “Our officials are working on this front. We have already received a few initial proposals and are in contact with entrepreneurs to support them.
During the development of the policy, in its memo to the government, the Excise Department had highlighted the large amount of fruit wastage. “Almost 40% of the products are wasted in UP because the supply chain is not so strong now,” an officer said.
While the department has decided not to levy any tax on the sale of locally produced wine for five years, large orchard owners and organic farming actors, already engaged in ecotourism, are showing up to open a winery .
Anil Kumar Sawhney, who runs Godson Organic Farm in Bareli, and Madhvendra Deo Singh, who runs Madhav Udyan in the Mal area in Lucknow, have come up with an elaborate plan to promote wine tourism and said their units should be operational d a year from now. .
“We are going to open a wine shop and offer a wine village tourism concept in Bareli. We will also obtain the required certificates from regulatory authorities to ensure that our wines are produced organically,” Sawhney said.
Singh, on the other hand, said he was going to produce wine from the finest quality mangoes from Mal and Malihabad. “We will call it golden wine. We also plan to open a homestay or resort on the property. We have an 80 acre mango orchard off the IIM Lucknow road and work has started there,” Singh said.
excise commissioner Senthil C Pandien said: “We had recently held a launch session for interested players in Lucknow. We have identified consultants who can set up a winery by processing mango, guava, lychee and other pulpy fruits grown in UP.

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