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
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
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.