All 42 food parks to be functional in 2 years: Min

27/10/2016 16:03

The Indian Government has said all 42 sanctioned mega food parks would be operational within the next two years and it is also planning to set up 500 cold chain projects to reduce post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables in a bid to boost growth of food processing sector.

Commenting on the issue, Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal told the media, “The government would soon sanction 100 new cold chain projects and has decided to set up 500 cold chain projects across the country.”

“Eight mega food parks have become operational and another 4 parks would be operational in the next 3-4 months. All 42 would be operational in the next 24 months,” she added.

As per reports, the mega food parks would help immensely in increasing the processing level of fruits and vegetables, which is currently at only 10 per cent. Under the scheme (2008-09) of mega food parks, the ministry had sanctioned 42 projects throughout the country.

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