Kaur opens food park in Assam
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated a Mega Food Park at <g data-gr-id="21">Tihu</g> in Nalbari district on Thursday. Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju were also present.
The North-East Mega Food Park spread over 50 acres and has been set up at a cost of Rs 76 crore. The project offers facilities such as fully operational industrial sheds for SMEs, developed industrial plots for lease to food processing units, dry warehouse of 10,000 MT, cold storages of 3,000 MT, common effluent treatment plant, quality control labs, etc.
The park also has a common administrative building for office and other uses by entrepreneurs. Six PPCs are also proposed to be set up at Nagaon, Badarpur, Tinsukia, Barapani, <g data-gr-id="23">Krishnai</g> and Kajalgaon which will provide facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms.
Badal said the Mega Food Park will leverage an additional investment of Rs 250 crore in 30-35 food processing units in the park and generate a turnover of Rs 450-500 crore annually.
It will also provide direct and indirect employment to 6,000 people and benefit 25,000-30,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas. She added that the modern infrastructure for food processing created at the North-East Mega Food Park will immensely benefit farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Assam and adjoining areas.