Hon’ble Minister for Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India lays Foundation of Mega Food Park in Kerala

NATIONAL BUZZ

12th June 2017

Union food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the foundation stone of a Mega Food Park being developed by (KINFRA) Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation at Palakkad.

The foundation stone of the Park, which is being developed was laid in the presence of Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Kerala besides Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, minister of state for food processing.

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs Badal said under the visionary guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 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.
Mega Food Parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach. Common facilities and enabling infrastructure is created at Central Processing Centre and facilities for primary processing and storage is created near the farm in the form of Primary Processing Centers (PPCs) and Collection Centers (CCs).

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