hpmc has established two Fruit Processing Plants with a combined capacity to process about 20,000 MT of fruit every year and has acquired a third on lease hold basis . These plants are located at Jarol (Sundernagar) in Mandi District and Parwanu in Solan District. The Parwanu Plant has all the latest systems like aseptic bulk packaging, tetrapak filling, spiraflow equipment, hi-tech continuous pulper line and pomace drying unit. hpmc has also taken over FP Jabli on lease basis from the HIMPROCESS during the year 2003 and this has helped in increased production of juices, drinks and other fruit based products.

The hpmc has set up a chain of Packing Houses, at Gumma, Rohru, Jarol-Tikkar, Oddi, Bhunter and Patlikuhl, Grading Houses at Rajgarh, Chindi, Rekong Peo and Chailchowk. Cold Storages in producing areas are at (Gumma, Rohru, Jarol-Tikkar, Oddi and Patlikuhl). At present hpmc has pre-cooling facilities at Oddi and Patlikuhl. Beside, these Cold Storages in producing areas, hpmc has established Cold Storages in terminal markets at Parwanu, Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. It has Transhipment Centres, Canning Units and Sales Offices in all the principal fruit markets of the country. hpmc is also making Himachal Apples available to world community through exports.

Supply from Inputs: For providing quality farm inputs at reasonable to the farmers, hpmc has been procuring organic manure, plant martial, fungicides, insecticides, pesticides & horticulture spray at directly from reputed manufacturer. The material is made available to the farmers through the grading and packing houses located in the fruit growing area of the State.

Last Reviewd/Updated On : 26-May-2010