Karnataka Government establishes wine parks


In an attempt to encourage grape cultivation and promote the wine industry, the Karnataka government has decided to establish two wine parks in the state. Financial subsidiaries will be offered to the farmers as well. About 9,700 hectares of area is under grape cultivation in the State and the estimated annual production is 1.67 lakh tonnes.
Bangalore has the third largest market for wines in India after Mumbai and Delhi. The city consumes around 31,000 cases per annum as against one lakh cases in Mumbai and around 54,000 cases in Delhi. Read The Hindu article for more information.

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