Karnataka Government has decided to go ahead with the establishment of Asia’s first Rice Technology Park at Gangavati in Koppal district.
Apart from it state government has decided to set upa Maize Technology Park at Ranebennur in Haveri district.
- Both parks will be established on the public-private participation model as a one-stop solution to all problems of rice and maize growers.
- As a value addition, the rice technology park would have facilities for rice flour, rice bran oil, rice rava, rice-based alcohol, noodles, animal and poultry feed and paddy husk used for power generation and brick-making.
- These parks would pave the way for opening new avenues for rice and maize growers.
- It will help growers to add value to their produce and get better returns and also enhance quality of the produce.