Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Shri Narendra Singh Tomar virtually inaugurated the Indus Best Mega Food Park today along with Shri Bhupesh Baghel, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh, and in presence of Shri Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Tomar said that the Mega Food Park will ensure value addition, longer shelf life for farm produce, better price realization for farmers, excellent storage facility and will provide an alternate market for farmers in the region. The Park will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas. Shri Tomar also said that the modern infrastructure for food processing created at Park will benefit the processors and consumers of Chhattisgarh and adjoining areas immensely and prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the State of Chhattisgarh.
Shri Tomar said that the present government is fully committed to providing an environment that is smooth, transparent and easy for investors wanting to start an enterprise in India and in a bid to make India a resilient food economy and the Food Factory of the World, the government has made Food Processing a major thrust area of ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.
Shri Narendra Singh Tomar thanked the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh and the State Government authorities for their efforts in setting up the Indus best Mega Food Park.