ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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soap and detergent categories achieved significant growth. The liquor business did very well for the year. The company is the largest exporter of Indian-made foreign liquor in the country. Despite decontrol of molasses, production at the company's units remained satisfactory. To expand the production base in liquor, the company acquired a controlling interest in Pampasar Distillery in Karnataka during the year. A separate L and C division has been formed to boost the growth of the wines and spirits business. Beer being a growth area, the company made investments to increase production capacity of the division. The company acquired a controlling interest in Central Distilleries and Breweries in Uttar Pradesh and East Coast Breweries and Distilleries in Orissa.

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