Nod for setting up of 13 mega food parks including one in Odisha

New Delhi: The government has given final approval to 13 proposals for setting up of mega food parks in various parts of the country including rural areas during the current Five-Year Plan period, Parliament was informed today.

“These mega food parks are currently in the process of implementation. On completion, direct and indirect employment for about 30,000 persons is likely to be created by each of these mega food parks,” Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

The states where these mega food parks will come up are Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand (one each) and Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra (two each).