Paprika Oleo's

Sustainability

Natural Farming:

We are perhaps among the most sustainable chilli processors in the country.

Our operations are located in Virudhunagar a district classified as aspirational (backward districts with least development)by the government of India. Virudhunagar was the largest chilli growing in India until the mid 1960’s supplying the requirements of chillies by rail wagons up to Kashmir, Kolkata and New Delhi. The chilli cultivation was done totally on rainfed irrigation in this region. We are making an effort to promote the same traditional open pollinated varieties like the k1 and k2 that grow in these dry land conditions.

We have been here for over 100 years and involved in trading and processing of chillies that are grown in this region as a family business enterprise. Most of the chillies are grown and sourced within a 70 to 100km radius from our facilities ensuring a low carbon footprint. The region is still largely rainfed and the chilli crop is grown with very little or no pesticides.

Our extension activities today have enabled over 6000 local farmers by helping them with tarpaulins to dry their chillies and follow GHP, monitor their crop from seed selection to harvest with timely interventions as needed to safeguard their crop.

Water Conservation:

To reduce the annual company’s water usage by 26 percent by 2030.

To emphasize the conservation of potable water in the energy systems and domestic usage and use reclaimed and rain water in its place where appropriate

Our factory operations are 100 percent discharge free and all rainwater harvested to use in plant operations and also enable the establishment of an eco park with fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables are used at our catering facilities for employees.

Increase Green cover:

To protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of ecosystems and stop biodiversity loss by increasing the number of trees to 1350 no by 2030.


We have undertaken a tree plantation afforestation drive by choosing native plants and trees that thrive in our dry lands on rainfed systems. Palm trees, tamarind, neem trees

Reduction in C02

To combat climate changes and its impact on our environment by reducing the use of fossil fuel emission from 57972kg  CO2 Emission /year  to 28000 kg CO2 Emission /year by 2030. We have made a start with our two windmills generating 1.5 megawatts and solar panels generating 200kw.