Stage set for setting up Mega Food Park: Bagra

BANDERDEWA, Dec 30: The state government is optimistic about providing support and facilities such as road connectivity, water and power supply to the Mega Food Park area for its early establishment, Industries, Trade & Commerce, Skill Development Minister Tumke Bagra said here on Monday.

Along with officers of Agriculture, Horticulture, Industries, Trade & Commerce and Papum Pare district administration including Deputy Commissioner Pige Ligu, the minister visited the Mega Food Park site near Dolikota village in Banderdewa circle.

The team inspected the area and discussed road connectivity and other issues of the area with the officers and also passed necessary directions to the officers so that important components and support of the state government is extended.

Bagra told media persons that the state government will provide connectivity, water and power supply and necessary support to the Mega Food Park. “The scheme is approved and sanctioned. We are optimistic about providing the facility soon. It was delayed due to some technical problem and some formalities,” he said.

He added that there should no other problem for establishment of the food park.

For inviting investors, the department will initiate several programmes including road show and issuing advertisements in other parts of country, meeting with other stakeholders for establishing industries in the said food park while the department is a preparing scheme and proposal, Bagra said.

He thanked the Centre for approving the Mega Food Park for Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Ramehswar Teli, MOS (Sports & YA) Kiren Rinjiju and Chief Minister Pema Khandu for pushing for the proect.

Bagra further said that those who want to invest in the state will be welcomed and necessary platform will be given.

Lead Promoter Likha Maj said that after the approval of the Industrial Policy by the Khandu-led state cabinet, corporate houses and other investors may able to invest in state.

Maj said that chief secretary Naresh Kumar inspected the site before Bagra, who updated himself so that necessary support and facilities are provided for early establishment of Mega Food Park.

Of the 75 acres of land available, investors can lease 50 acres for setting up industries, he added.

He urge upon the state government to organise an investors’ meet for optimising the scope of establishing industries toward providing employment opportunities to thousands of local educated youths and development of the state’s economy.

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