Khandu apprised on progress of mega Food Park

ITANAGAR, Feb 24: Chief Minister Pema Khandu Wednesday discussed on the upcoming mega Food Park near Banderdewa and its update with Industries and Skill Development Minister Tumke Bagra and the lead promoter Likha Maj, at his office here.

Bagra and Maj briefed the chief minister on the work progress and on the support received from the state government to the park.

Issues related to the food processing industry were also discussed during the meeting.

Bagra briefed Khandu on the activities being undertaken with regards to three major requirements in the park including water supply, power supply and road connectivity to the project site.

According to Maj, the park is coming up in an area of 75 acre out of which majority of the area would be given for thirty five food based industry. The plot for 35 industrial units has been already earmarked.

Bagra and Maj informed that the formation cutting and land development has almost been completed and road network in the campus also been done. Letters of Intent (LOIs) from 12 food processing based companies have been received so far.

Bagra added that once the food park establishment work is completed it would be a platform for thousands of farmers who may be able to upgrade their economic sustainability and also help in reducing employment opportunities and would also be source for ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’

Maj informed that the park would be a motivation for farmers and also support them in becoming self sufficient and self reliant.

He said that recently the inter ministerial approval committee (IMAC) meeting of union Food Processing Ministry was held wherein Food Processing Minister Rameshwar Teli announced and approved for establishment of mini mega food park at Namsai.

Appreciating the work progress of the park, Khandu said that the upcoming food park would be a source of employment generation for many people and would promote the campaign of ‘Vocal for Local’ and ‘Aatma Nirbhar Bharat’ in the food based products.

“The state government will attach priority to the food based industry and skill development,” the chief minister added.

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