There are over 100 firms in the industry, wherein about 2,000 people work. The collective annual turnover of the industry is over Rs. 100 crore.
“The condition of the industry is very poor. However, we manage to sell our products in various parts of the country. We process all types of pulses in the industry, inspite of the infrastructure being very poor,” said Rajkumar, one of the manufacturers.
“The poor infrastructure and the old technology used in processing lowers the productivity of the industry and the quality of its products,” he said.
“There is no support from the state government to the industrialists in finding a proper medium to advertise their products,” said Rajesh Malhotra, another manufacturer.
“Neither are there proper procurement facilities of raw material, nor are there any testing facilities. The state government should come forward to help the industrialists grow in their business, and help them sell more of their products in other states,” he said.