New Delhi: It’s not the largest private sector cucumber producer in India.
But it is the country’s biggest private-sales plant, and it is not just any cucumber.
It’s Cipla Cipl.
Cipla is a multinational conglomerate that includes Coca-Cola India, Hindustan Unilever, Nestle India and Nestle UK.
Its cucumber-growing operations are located in the capital city of New Delhi.
In the early 1980s, Ciplas factory in Mumbai, India, was the world’s largest.
In 1990, the firm bought the Mumbai-based Bharat Ciplar, which produces about 90 percent of India’s cucumber and is now one of the worlds largest cucumber producers.
The deal has been valued at nearly $3 billion.
Today, the company is owned by PepsiCo India Ltd.
(PepsiCo is an Indian conglomerate) and operates in about 15 countries.
PepsiCo is also a major buyer of Ciplastre Ciplades cucumber varieties.
Ciplastere is a large, state-owned, public-private partnership (PPP) that provides financial assistance to private producers in India for the production of its varieties.