Jharkhand gets first mega food park

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Ranchi, Feb 15 (IANS) Union Food Processing and Industry Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated the first mega food park in Jharkhand here on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, she said the food park will create employment and ensure remunerative prices to farmers for their produce.

The food park costing Rs.114.73 crore is spread over 51.50 acres. It will have the facilities of multi-chamber cold storage, dry warehouse, vegetable dehydration line, modern quality control and testing laboratory and other processing facilities for fruit and vegetables.

The chief minister said such food parks will also be set up in Bokaro, Hazaribag and Sahebganj in the state.

Das said his government had formulated a food processing policy. Memorandums of understanding entailing investment of more than Rs.800 crore have been signed, he added.

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