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Last updated: 29 Oct, 2018  

Harsimrat.9.Thmb.jpg Gujarat's first Mega Food Park inaugurated in Surat

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SME Times News Bureau | 29 Oct, 2018

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal Monday inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in Gujarat.

Promoted by M/s Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd the Park is located at Village Shah and Vasravi, Taluka Mangrol, District Surat.

A 2nd Mega Food Park has been sanctioned by the Ministry in Mehsana District of Gujarat. 

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, inaugurated the Park in the presence of Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, and Smt. Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Surat. 

Speaking on the occasion, Smt. Badal said that the Mega Food Park will leverage an additional investment of about Rs. 250 crores in 25-30 food processing units in the park and generate a turnover of about Rs. 450-500 crore annually.

The Park will also provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.

The Minister also said that the modern infrastructure for food processing created at Park will benefit the farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Gujarat and adjoining areas immensely and prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the State of Gujarat.

Badal also said that the present government is fully committed to providing an environment that is smooth, transparent and easy for investors wanting to start an enterprise in India and in a bid to make India a resilient food economy and the Food Factory of the World, the government has made Food Processing a major thrust area of ‘Make in India’.

Harsimrat Kaur Badal thanked the Chief Minister and the State Government for the support extended by them in setting up the Mega Food Park.

Ministry of Food Processing Industries is focussed on boosting the food processing industry in India so that agriculture sector grows exponentially and becomes a major contributor to doubling the farmers’ income and to contribute to ‘Make In India’ initiative of the government.

Aimed at giving a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country.

 
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