The central and state governments have given financial assistance of Rs 120 crore to build the mega food park on 70 acres of land.
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal has introduced the First Mega Food Park in Gujarat. Advanced by Gujarat Agro Infrastructure Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd, the Park is situated at Village Shah and Vasravi, Taluka Mangrol, District Surat. A second Mega Food Park has additionally been endorsed by the Ministry in Mehsana District of Gujarat.
The Gujarat Agro Mega Food Park will profit the general population of Surat District and the general population of close-by Districts of Navsari, Tapi, Narmada and Bharuch. This Mega Food Park has been set up in 70.15 acres of land of land at an expense of Rs 117.87 crore. The facilities being made by the developers at Central Processing Center (CPC) of this Mega Food Park incorporate Multi Chamber Cold Store of 3,500 MT (1,500 MT Frozen and 2,000 MT MA), Warehouse of 5,000 MT, IQF of 2 TPH, Pulping Line, QC Laboratory and other related food processing facilities. The Mega Food Park also has a common administrative building for offices and other uses by the entrepreneurs and 4 PPCs at Bharuch, Padra (Vadodara), Valsad and Navsari having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, introduced the Park today within the sight of Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat, and Darshana Vikram Jardosh, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Surat. Speaking on the occasion, Badal said that the Mega Food Park 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 Park will also provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.
The Minister likewise said that the modern infrastructure for food processing made at Park will profit the agriculturists, cultivators, processors and buyers of Gujarat and abutting zones enormously and end up being a major lift to the development of the nourishment preparing division in the State of Gujarat.
Badal likewise said that the present government is completely dedicated to giving a domain that is smooth, straightforward and simple for financial specialists needing to begin an undertaking in India and in an offer to make India a strong nourishment economy and the Food Factory of the World, the legislature has made Food Processing a noteworthy push territory of ‘Make in India’. Harsimrat Kaur Badal expressed gratitude toward the Chief Minister and the State Government for the help stretched out by them in setting up the Mega Food Park.
Service of Food Processing Industries is focussed on boosting the food processing sector in India with the goal that agribusiness segment develops exponentially and turns into a noteworthy supporter of multiplying the agriculture and farmers net income and to add to ‘Make In India’ activity of the legislature.
Gone for giving a noteworthy lift to the food processing industry by including value and reducing food wastage at each phase of the production network with specific spotlight on perishables, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is executing Mega Food Park Scheme in the nation. Super Food Parks make and create modern infrastructure facilities for food processing along with the value chain from farm to market with strong forward and backward integration through a cluster based system. General facilities and enabling infrastructure is created at Central Processing Centre and facilities for primary processing and storage is created near the farm in the form of Primary Processing Centers (PPCs) and Collection Centers (CCs). Under the Scheme, Government of India provides financial assistance upto Rs. 50.00 crore per Mega Food Park project.