CCEA nod for 15 new Mega Food Park Projects


The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) yesterday approved the setting up of 15 new Mega Food Park Projects in the country under the Infrastructure Development Scheme for Food Processing.

These would be in addition to the 15 ongoing projects and involve a total Government grant of Rs 787.50 crore, an official press release said.

According to the release, the setting up of the 15 new Mega Food Parks will result in creation of state-of-the-art infrastructure in major parts of the country with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlets.

The projects are expected to bring about substantial reduction of wastage, value addition, employment generation and increased income for the farmers, it said.

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