East UP to get integrated pack house for vegetables and fruits exports
Varanasi, Mar 21 (KNN) First ever new integrated pack house for the farmers of East Uttar Pradesh will be set up soon in Varanasi to boost agricultural exports from the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will gift a new integrated pack house to the farmers during his proposed visit to Varanasi on March 24, 2023.
It will be used for the storage and packaging of vegetables and fruits, and to boost agricultural exports from the region.
The pack house was built on a 4,461 square feet area in Karkhiyaon at Rs 15.78 crore.
It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment with the aim to ramp up the supply of Banarasi langra mango, cauliflower, green chilli and tomato, which are grown in abundance in east UP, to Japan, Australia, Korea and Europe.
For quicker documentation single-window clearance has been put in place.
Farmers will be trained to ensure that their produce matches international standards.
This will be the third integrated pack house in the state and the first in the Purvanchal region after Saharanpur and Lucknow, said an official.
Dr C.B. Singh, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) deputy general manager, said only good quality and disease-free fruits would be stored at the pack house, and even the equipment used in the facility were made in India. (KNN Bureau)