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Himachal’s First Mega Food Park inaugurated in Una

The Union Minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Cremica Food Park in Una which is the first mega food park of Himachal Pradesh.

Cremica Food Park

The important features of the Cremica Food Park are:

  • The mega food park set up at a cost of Rs 107.34 crore will benefit people of Una district and nearby districts of Kangra, Hamirpur and Bilaspur.
  • The Mega Food park provides facilities such as bulk aseptic packaging (24 MT/ hour), Frozen storage (1,000 MT), Deep Freeze, Dry Warehouse, QC Laboratory and other food processing facilities.
  • The park has a common administrative block for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and 3 Primary Processing Centers(PPC) at Solan, Mandi, and Kangra having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms.
  • The mega food park at Una will leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crores in 25-30 food processing units in the park and generate a turnover of about Rs 450-500 crore annually
  • The mega food park will also provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers.

Mega Food Park Scheme

The Ministry of Food Processing is implementing Mega Food Park Scheme 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 a particular focus on perishables.

These mega food parks create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along the value chain from farm to market along with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster-based approach.

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Judicial Complex Inaugurated at Amaravati

The Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu inaugurated the judicial complex in Amaravati. The judicial complex will house the interim High Court for Andhra Pradesh. The Chief Justice of India also laid the foundation stone for the construction of a permanent High Court to be built in Nelapadu of Guntur district.

The construction of new high court was necessitated after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. The High Court which was common for both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana till 2018 and recently the separate high courts were notified by the union government after the order from the Supreme Court.

Judicial complex in Amravati

The Judicial Complex in Amravati was built by Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority within a short span of eight months. The total construction cost is estimated around Rs 173 crores. As a temporary arrangement, the complex will house the High Court of Andra Pradesh.

Once the construction of the new high court at Nelapadu of Guntur district is completed, the complex will house the city civil court.

Originally the first High Court of Andra Pradesh was inaugurated on July 5, 1954, in Guntur and was moved to Hyderabad only in October 1956.

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