Dewas Current Affairs - 2020
Union Minister for Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated Steel Silo based Avantee Mega Food Park in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. This is the first food park of central India.
About Avantee Mega Food Park
It is spread over 51 acres and has been constructed at a cost of about Rs.150 crore. About 5 thousand local people are expected to get employment from this Mega Food Park. Processing of gram, wheat, soyabean and other grains and vegetables will be done in park. Warehouses will also be opened in Agar, Indore, Dhar, Ujjain and in next phases.
Benefit: Excess production compels farmers to sell their produces at low rates. Since the mega food park is now present in the region, farmers will be able to earn more through value addition by storing their produces after getting facility of food processing and storage.
What is 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.