Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday inaugurated the Cremica Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd in Himachal Pradesh via video conference.
The park at Singha village in Una district is the first Mega Food Park operationalized in Himachal Pradesh.
It is expected to give an impetus to the growth of the food processing sector in Himachal Pradesh and benefit the people of Una district and the people of nearby districts of Kangra, Hamirpur and Bilaspur, an official press release said.
The food park has been set up on 52.40 acres of land at a cost of Rs 107.34 crore. The facilities being created by the developer at its Central Processing Centre (CPC) include multi-crop pulping line with bulk aseptic packaging (24 MT/ hour), frozen storage (1000 MT), deep freeze, dry warehouse, quality control laboratory and so on.
The park also has a common administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and three Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) at Solan, Mandi, and Kangra having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Badal said the park would leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crore in 25-30 food processing units and generate a turnover of about Rs 450-500 crore annually. It will also provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.
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