New Delhi, September 29, 2023 – EcoSoul Home has opened a bagasse-based products export factory in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. It was officially inaugurated by General Dr. V.K. Singh (Retd.), the honorable Minister of State for the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.
The Minister of State, along with EcoSoul Home’s President and Co-Founder, Dr. Rahul Singh, marked the occasion by inaugurating the factory, which was built at the of cost INR 10 crore. Spanning over four acres, the factory will be producing eco-friendly home essentials like kitchenware and tableware from agro-waste such as sugarcane bagasse, straw, and bamboo pulp.
Speaking at the inauguration, the Minister expressed his well wishes to Rahul Singh for his determination towards environmental causes and for inspiring the youth to do the same. He also stated, “This factory will bring development to the area and the state. It aligns with the ‘Make in India’ initiative and provides fair employment opportunities to farmers and underprivileged women across rural India.”
It’s worth noting that a significant portion of sustainable single-use items are imported from China. However, it is also evident that India possesses a treasure trove in agro-waste. This factory will emphasize upcycling these resources by creating products that are not only planet-safe but also contribute to the local communities.
With the present abundance of raw materials present right in India, this factory will carry forward the notion of Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi’s – “Make in India” initiative, by harnessing domestic resources and building a more sustainable future that supports rural communities through employment generation.
The factory has a daily production capacity of three tonnes (3,000 kg), with exports expected to create direct employment for at least 50 people and indirect employment for 200 more.
On the occasion, the co-founder, Rahul Singh, also noted, “Our goal from the beginning has always been to improve the lives of farmers and rural women. We chose Muzaffarnagar because of its sugarcane cultivation, a key resource for most of our products. This facility is built with a vision to empower rural women through employment, fair wages, and a safer working environment, thus contributing positively to society.”