Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik on 22 July 2021 inaugurated a tea packaging unit of Tata Consumer Products at Gopalpur in Ganjam district. The plant was commissioned in a span of 18 months with an investment of Rs 100 crore.
It will provide employment opportunities to more than 900 persons, and will be developed as the largest tea packaging plant in the country. It has a production capacity of 15 million kg of tea, which will be further enhanced to 50 million kg.
The unit will cater to the needs of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, besides the states in central India. The unit will be run by Amalgamated Plantations, an associate of Tata Consumer Products.
Tata Steel has invested Rs 500 crore for infrastructure development at Gopalpur SEZ.