Centre asks Rajasthan govt to give sops for units in food park

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New Delhi | Published: September 30, 2016 2:59:21 PM

The Centre has asked the Rajasthan government to provide special incentive package to the food processing units being set up in the mega food park.

Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had said the government was keen to make all 42 mega food parks operational in the next 30 months with an investment of over Rs 12,000 crore. (Reuters)Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had said the government was keen to make all 42 mega food parks operational in the next 30 months with an investment of over Rs 12,000 crore. (Reuters)

The Centre has asked the Rajasthan government to provide special incentive package to the food processing units being set up in the mega food park.

During his visit to Jaipur and Ajmer yesterday, Food Processing Secretary Avinash K Srivastava met Rajasthan Chief Secretary and briefed him about the Greentech Mega Food Park being set up at Rupangarh in Ajmer district.

Srivastava “requested the government of Rajasthan for providing special incentive package to the food processing units being set up in the mega food park,” an official statement said.

He mentioned various schemes implemented by the Centre, including integrated cold chain, and suggested that the state entrepreneurs should take advantage of these schemes.

In the meeting, Commissioner Industries, Additional Director Industries, SPV/promoters of Greentech Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd, representatives of Programme Management Agency (Grant Thornton India LLP) and PMC (IL&FS) were present.

“Srivastava also visited the mega food park site located at Rupangarh village, Ajmer district, Rajasthan, and reviewed the progress of the implementation of the project. This project is expected to be operationalised by March 2017. The SPV informed that 12.09 acres have already been allotted to four units in the mega food park,” the statement said.

The Centre has sanctioned setting up of 42 mega food parks across the country.

In March this year, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal had said the government was keen to make all 42 mega food parks operational in the next 30 months with an investment of over Rs 12,000 crore.

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