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Modi's jobs deficit: J&J's largest India plant idle 3 yrs after completion

Sources familiar with J&J's operations in India told Reuters, production at the plant, at Penjerla in Telangana, never began because of a slowing in the growth in demand for the products.

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Zeba Siddiqui Aditya Kalra | Reuters  |  Penjerla/New Delhi 

It was supposed to be Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) biggest manufacturing plant in India. It was to eventually employ at least 1,500 people and help bring development to a rural area near Hyderabad in southern India. Yet, three years after the U.S. healthcare company completed construction of production facilities for cosmetics and baby products on the 47-acre site, they stand idle. Two sources familiar with J&J's operations in India and one state government official told Reuters, production at the plant, at Penjerla in Telangana, never began because of a slowing in the growth ...

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First Published: Mon, May 20 2019. 10:28 IST
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