Kishore Vora, founder of Mapro Foods, at their Mapro Garden in Panchgani, Maharashtra. A pharmacist, Vora started the company out of a small room in his home before setting up its manufacturing factory.
With the help of a stove and a pot, Vora (in the picture) produced as many as 200 different products from fruits.
Vora's Mapro today derives roughly 50 per cent of its revenues from Falero, pulpy fruit chews that his nephew Mayur Vora introduced in 2008.
Women employees at the Mapro factory in Panchgani, Maharashtra. Nearly 60 per cent of the workers in the unit are women.
Customers tasting different Mapro products. The company is into manufacturing squashes, jams, chocolates and fruit chews.
A retail outlet selling Mapro's Mazaana range of chocolates. The chocolate venture is headed by Kishore Vora's grandson Nikunj.
Workers at a Mapro factory in Panchgani. Mapro has a processing capacity of about 30,000 tonnes per year across its four different factories.
A worker operating at a jam packaging unit. In India, jams and jellies market is pegged at Rs 450 crore and is growing at a CAGR of 15 per cent.