Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar today virtually inaugurated the Indus Best Mega Food Park at Raipur, Chhattisgarh. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tomar said, the Mega Food Park will ensure value addition, longer shelf life for farm produce, better price realization for farmers, excellent storage facility and will provide an alternate market for farmers in the region.
He said, the park will prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the State. He said, it will also provide direct and indirect employment to about five thousand persons and benefit about 25 thousand farmers. The park has been set up in over 63 acres of land at a project cost of over Rs 145 crore.
The Government is implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme in the country 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.