Indus Best Mega Food Park : Union Food Processing Ministry inaugurated
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Union Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on 03 June 2021 inaugurated the Indus Best Food Park in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Key points :
The park will provide direct and indirect employment to about 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers.
Indus Best Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd has been constructed in 63.8 acres of land at a project cost of Rs. 145.5 crore.
A state-of-the-art laboratory has been set up at the Food Park for quality testing of the products.
A total of 150 square yards of plug and play sheds have been set up in the food park for small units and processors.
The food park is also equipped with 6650 tonne capacity cold storage and 22,000 tonne dry warehouse facility for peas, mango slices, papaya slices, leafy vegetables.
The food park also has 30 industrial plots of 0.5 acres to one acre for rice, milk, maize, oil and tomato-based processing units.
Modern infrastructure for food processing created at Park will benefit the processors and consumers of Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas immensely.
The Mega Food Park will ensure value addition, longer shelf life for farm produce, better price realisation for farmers, excellent storage facility and will provide an alternate market for farmers in the region.
Mega Food Park :
It is a scheme of Union Ministry of Food Processing which aims to establish direct linkage from farm to processing and then to consumer markets through a network of collection centres and primary processing centres.