India: Ludhiana Mega Food Park Groundbreaking for Mega Food Park in India
India's Minister for the Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal has laid the foundation stone of the Ludhiana Mega Food Park that is being promoted by Punjab Agro.
New Delhi/India – In order to give an impetus to the growth of the food processing sector in Punjab, the Ministry has approved three mega food parks in the state of Punjab. Out of these three mega food parks, the first mega food park located at Fazilka has already become operational. The laying of the foundation stone for a second mega food park in the state promoted by Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Ltd (PAIC) was also carried out by Badal. The third mega food park (Sukhjit Mega Food Park) has been approved by the Ministry in the Kapurthala district of Punjab. “Ludhiana Food Park is the gift of the Prime Minister to Punjab and it will benefit farmers and processors of Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Rupnagar, SBS Nagar, Jalandhar, Moga, Sangrur and the Barnala district of Punjab,” stated Badal.
Under the visionary guidance of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is focusing on boosting the food processing industry so that the agriculture sector grows exponentially and becomes the engine of growth to drive the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Prime Minister. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has identified creation of modern infrastructure for food processing as a focus area and is encouraging private investment. As a step in this direction, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme in the country to give a major boost to the Food Processing Sector along the value chain from the farm to the market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach.