Pharma and Food India to Build new Mega Food Park Laid at Rohtas, Bihar
Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal recently laid the foundation stone of a Mega Food Park promoted by JVL Mega Food Park in Dehri-on-sone, Rohtas, Bihar.
New Delhi/India - The function was attended by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries. Hon’ble Union Minister of State for HRD and Member of Parliament, Karakat, Shri Upendra Kushwaha was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.
The Minister informed that the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme in the country to give a major boost to the Food Processing Sector and to facilitate creation of modern infrastructure for food processing along the value chain from the farm to the market with strong forward and backward linkages through a cluster based approach. The Mega Food Park scheme aims at reducing wastage of agriculture produce at each stage of supply chain with particular focus on fruits and vegetables. She also said that 3 Mega Food Parks have been sanctioned for Bihar in Khagaria, Rohtas and Buxar districts.
Speaking on the occasion Badal informed that this is the first Mega Food Park in southern Bihar and will be set up with the project cost of Rs. 117.2 crore in an area of 85 acres. The Mega Food Park will have strong backward linkage and three primary processing centres will be set up at Rohtas, Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. On completion, the park will have facilities of 2000 MT Raw Material Warehouse, 15,000 MT Grain Silos , 2000 MT Finished Goods warehouse, 2 MT/hour IQF, 500 MT Deep Fridge besides having modern testing lab and reefer vans. The Park will provide direct and indirect employment to about 6000 people and benefit about 30,000 farmers in its catchment area.