Posted by : shabbirbhutta Tuesday, 31 May 2016

PAKISTAN’S first red chilli dehydration plant, located at Kunri, will go into opera­tion in late July in the chilli growing belt of Sindh comprising Shikarpur, Umerkot, Sanghar and Mirpurkhas districts.

The dehydration plant has been established on two acres at a total cost of Rs244m against the original estimate of Rs272m under the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP). At the time of approval, the Planning Commission had approved Rs23m for three years to meet the operational cost of the project. However, only Rs5m was released as seed capital to allow the plant to run on self-sustainable basis.

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  1. In Pakistan Red Chilies dehydration Plant / project is proposed to adapt innovative drying techniques, which will reduce the moisture content of the fresh chilies from 70% to 7% - 10%. At this moisture content level the emergence and growth of aflatoxin in the fruit will be suspended. The project also proposes to dehydrate onions and garlic.

    The facility will also have storage areas for unprocessed products, finished/dried products and fuel medium (wood/coal). 34 people will be hired by the project in various departments.

    This project will serve as a common facility center for the local growers/traders, providing dehydration services at minimal charges

  2. Chilies are produced in large quantities in Pakistan. 85.2% of the total chilies produced, approximately 82,000 tones are grown in the province of Sindh, mostly in Districts Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Sanghar and Badin. Almost 45% of Pakistan’s red chilies produce come from Kunri, District Umerkot and its vicinity.


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