Jyoti Agri Food Processing is located in the village Brahmansailo in Cuttack, Odisha. Established in July 2022 by Mr. Narayan Panda (53), the enterprise is engaged in the processing of products like Besan & Nutri-mix (Chatua).

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Prior to setting up his food processing unit, Mr. Narayana had worked in the marketing sector for more than 12 years. He was interested in setting up a food processing unit and was searching for avenues that could provide financial assistance for this purpose. He came to know about the PM Formalisation of Micro food processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme through the District Resource Person (DRP) of Cuttack.

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After applying under the PMFME Scheme, he received a bank loan (Indian Bank) of Rs. 30,90,000. With the loan amount, he purchased machinery such as a Besan Chakki, an Automatic Roaster Machine, a Pulverizer, a Blender, a Cooling Tray & Modern Packaging Machinery.

After the installation of the machinery, the enterprise is operating at a per day production capacity of 300 kg and generating an average daily profit of Rs.5000. The product samples are being marketed and supplied via local hotels & restaurants, local stores, retail outlets and wholesale in Cuttack & Bhubaneswar. To honour the memory his beloved father late Sh. Muralidhar Panda, Mr. Narayan Panda gave the enterprise the brand name “MDP”.

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