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Charanjit Batth, California Raisin grower and founder member of NRI Sabha Congratulates Badal family on election victory

Fresno, CA, March 07, 2012
Gary Singh

Charanjit Singh Batth, entrepreneur, one of the biggest producer of raisins in the world and founder member of of NRI Sabha USA, congratulates Badal family for their victory with a large majority in the Assembly elections in Punjab. He said:

  • Your success in these elections is an affirmation by the Punjab people of your vision of a strong, prosperous and democratic India.
  • As you prepare to assume your responsibilities again, we all NRIs look forward to working closely with Your Excellency to strengthen further our strong and close relationship.

In 1969, Charanjit started his own farming with 50 acres of land and today he grow grapes on 18,000 acres (15000 acres own and 3000 acres lease) in Caruthers, California. Charanjit Singh Batth in Caruthers, CA is a private company categorized under Almond Grove.



The Central San Joaquin Valley region supplies raisins for nearly half the world, making our region the largest producer of raisins around the globe. the San Joaquin Valley feeds nearly 1/3 of the world, and Fresno County has been the largest agriculture producing County in California for the past 6-7 decades with an economic impact of 3.1 billion dollars last year alone. The Central San Joaquin Valley, which had a long, hot growing season and plenty of sunshine. Although only 10 inches of rain fell on this area each year, an extensive irrigation system that brought water from the Sierra Nevada helped to create one of the most fertile valleys in the world. That combination of nature and the advanced technology of the complex irrigation system, created the perfect region for growing the world’s finest raisins.

California is home to more than 10 percent of all Americans and a central element in the American cultural fabric. Although more than two-thirds of native-born Americans live in their state of birth, fewer than half of all Californians were born in the state. Rather, California has been an important destination for U.S. internal migration in nearly every decade since 1850.

Today, California raisins are the most versatile, nutritious and economical dried fruit in the world. Over 80 percent of exported California raisins are used as bulk ingredients in a wide assortment of food products, including bakery, cereal and confectionary. Just 1/4 cup of California raisins, not only counts as a serving of fruit, but can also add key flavors to vegetable and meat dishes.

The demand for California Raisins is approaching 300,000 tons per year, due in part to the extensive marketing of this commodity and its various uses. The four-county region of Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings Counties distribute raisins throughout the entire United States and to more than 27 countries throughout the world. In 2010-11, 3,000 growers (all from Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings Counties) delivered 355,000 tons of natural seedless raisins to packers in the Fresno area. The value of the 2010 raisin crop is estimated at $595 million. On average, 40% of natural seedless raisin production is exported and the balance is marketed and consumed domestically.