As a part of his day-long tour of Dubai, The Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu met with officials from the Phoenix Group, a global Agri-food and resource enterprise. The officials from Phoenix Group informed the Chief Minister that they currently hold large tracts of land in Ukraine and other countries and their project in Ukraine in collaboration with US companies is nearing completion. They also informed him that they are focusing extensively on the Indian market.
The Chief Minister explained the innovative methods that are being adopted in Andhra Pradesh in the field of agriculture. He was told by the officials that they will start the rice mill and food processing plant works as proposed earlier in the month of April.
The Chief Minister also asked the Phoenix group officials to explore locations for peanut farming and manufacturing of peanut butter in Anantpur.