Odisha’s first MITS Mega Food Park inaugurated

INDIA TODAY

1st June 2017

Rayagada (Odisha), Jun 1 (PTI) Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal today inaugurated Odishas first Mega Food Park here set up at an investment of Rs 80.17 crore to benefit tribal farmers.

"The MITS Mega Food Park at Rayagada will generate an annual turnover of about Rs 500 crore and provide employment for 5,000 people and benefit 25,000 farmers," She said after inaugurating the MITS Mega Food Park.

Accompanied by Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Kaur said this is the seventh Mega Food Park operationalised in the last three years by the NDA government.

 

"The Mega Food Park will leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crore in 25-30 food processing units in the park," she said.

Kaur said the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is focusing on boosting the food processing industry so that agriculture sector grows exponentially and become a major contributor to doubling the farmer?s income and ?Make In India? initiative of the government.

In a bid to give 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, she said adding that her ministry is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme in the country.

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