Union Government approves 17 Mega Food Parks for food processing across the country

Union Government has approved 17 mega food parks for food processing across the country. It was announced by Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

Out of these 17 food parks, 7 parks have been allotted to state agencies whereas 10 to private players in 11 states.

Key facts

  • These food parks will attract more investment in the concerned states and generate employment opportunities.
  • It will also benefit five lakh farmers who are suffering due to lack of storage and proper transport system.
  • These projects would help create infrastructure in rural areas in the line of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project Make in India.

About Mega Food Park Scheme

This scheme is based on cluster approach and on hub and spoke model.

The scheme aims at facilitating the establishment of a strong food processing industry in the country. It will be backed by an efficient supply chain, which includes collection centres, central processing center (CPC) and cold chain infrastructure.

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