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Agriculture News : Inauguration of First Mega Food Park in Punjab

Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the 'mega food park' projects being setup in the states are providing better prices to the farmers besides adding value to agricultural produce .

Minister inaugurated first mega Food Park in the state which was promoted by Indus Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. Second mega food park in Dewas (MP) had also been sanctioned by her ministry, which would be ready in the next two years.

This food park has been set up at a cost of Rs. 127.70 crore in an area of 53.78 acres having facilities of 3000 MT cold storage, 9000 MT dry warehouse and other processing facilities for fruits and vegetables.

This food park project would create a modern infrastructure for arresting post-harvest losses of horticultural and non-horticultural produce and provide an impetus to the growth of food processing sector in Madhya Pradesh.

Mrs Badal added that her ministry was focusing on boosting the food processing industry in the nation so that agriculture sector grows exponentially.