Maharashtra gets its First Mega Food Park at Satara
Mumbai, Mar 3 (KNN) The first Mega Food Park in the state of Maharashtra, M/s Satara Mega Food Park Pvt. Ltd. at Village Degaon, District Satara was inaugurated recently by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister of Food Processing Industries.
Also Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis was present during the occasion.
The newly inaugurated park is the 12th Mega Food Park operationalized in the country so far and the 10th operationalized during the tenure of present government, a release from the Ministry informed.
Speaking on the occasion Badal said that her office is committed to uphold food processing sector in the country.
“The government is focusing on boosting the food processing industry so that agriculture sector grows exponentially and becomes a major contributor to doubling the farmer’s income”, the Minister said.
The Minister informed 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 would eventually lead to 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.
Badal further said that the government is committed to facilitate an investor-friendly, transparent ecosystem for the industries. (With PIB Inputs) (KNN/DA)