India: Food Park Jangipur Mega Food Park inaugurated

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Murshidabad, West Bengal was allotted the Jangipur Mega Food Park in year 2008 to benefit poor farmers and the people in the region. However, the project could not see the light of the day till 2016.

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New Delhi/India – It was a result of the genuine efforts made by the Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal to ensure that the revival of the Jangipur Mega Food Park takes place so that gigantic critical food processing infrastructure is made available to the poor farmers of this backward belt of West Bengal. The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee recently inaugurated the Jangipur Mega Food Park in the august presence of the Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi.

“The Mega Food Park is expected to leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crore in food processing units in the Park, generate a turnover of about Rs 500 crore annually and to provide direct and indirect employment to 6,000 people at CPC & PPCs and benefit about 25,000-30,000 farmers in the catchment areas,” said Badal.