Government wants to make India a “food factory” of the world : Harsimrat Kaur Badal

Vastavam web: Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the Food Processing Minister said the government wants to make India a “food factory” of the world and is fully committed to provide transparent environment to investors.Laying the foundation stone for a mega food park being developed by KINFRA at Palakkad in Kerala, Badal said the government has made food processing a major thrust area of ‘Make in India’ initiative.”Giving a big push to the infrastructure development for food processing in the state of Kerala, foundation stone of two mega food parks are being developed by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) at Palakkad and other by Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) at Alappuzha has been laid today,” a statement from the ministry of food processing said.
Each of the mega food parks will leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crore in 25-30 food processing units in the park and generate a turnover of about Rs 450-500 crore annually, Badal said.”Each of the Parks will also provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 people and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the Central Processing Centre (CPC) and Primary Processing Centres (PPC) catchment areas,” the statement added.