Govt to set up mini food parks across India

Union Minister of State for Food Processing Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has said the government will focus on setting up of mini food parks to raise the processing level.

Speaking at an Assocham conference on FMCG, she assured the industry that the ministry will consider and take up any of their concern related to GST.

Urging the industry to buy agri items directly from farmers to boost their income, she said all 42 sanctioned mega food parks will be operational by 2019.

The minister said the government will facilitate setting up of ‘mini food park’ across the country on smaller land parcel to boost food processing level.

This will be done under the new Rs 6,000 crore SAMPADA scheme approved by the government recently, she added.

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