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Britannia planning to increase women workforce in Assam plant to 65%

On account of International Women’s Day, FMCG major Britannia Industries on Tuesday announced that it is planning to increase the women workforce at its largest northeastern plant near Guwahati to 65 per cent this year.

The company currently employs 1,367 people through permanent and contract modes, of which 60 per cent are women, Britannia Industries Regional Manufacturing Head (East) Kishor Vinayak Kulkarni said at the plant, located at Rampur in Kamrup district of Assam. He remarked at the facility in Rampur, Assam, that the business presently employs 1,367 people on a permanent and contract basis, with 60 percent of them being women.

“Women are an important constituent of our society as well as our company. We are steadily increasing the number of women employees at our manufacturing facility over the years. We are looking forward to closing the 2022 calendar year with 65 per cent women in our workforce,” he told PTI.

 The plant has a daily output capacity of 260 tonnes installed, with current capacity utilisation of 210-240 tonnes, according to Kulkarni. The plant produces six different products, including Good Day, Marie Gold, and Nutrichoice, the company’s major brands.

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