- Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates Indus Best Mega Food Park in a virtual programme
- Chhattisgarh should play a leading role in availing the schemes to promote food processing: Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar
- Mega Food Park established in Bemta-Sarora area of Raipur district
Raipur (the states. news) Union Agriculture Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar and Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh inaugurated Indus Best Mega Food Park of private sector in Bemta-Sarora village of Tilda block in Raipur district of Chhattisgarh, in a virtual inauguration programme. Union Minister of State for Food Processing Mr. Rameshwar Teli and Industry Minister of Chhattisgarh Mr. Kawasi Lakhma were also attended the programme online.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel said in his address to the inaugural programme that State Government would extend every possible support for every private sector initiative in interest of farmers and forest dwellers including the establishment of food processing units. Chief Minister said that it is a matter of joy that private sector entrepreneurs are exploring the scope of vegetable and fruit processing in Chhattisgarh and they are actively participating in the food processing sector. Chief Minister said that State Government intends to ensure that farmers get fair value of their production, for which consistent efforts are being made to establish a chain of 110 food parks in Chhattisgarh. Land plots for food parks have already been identified. State Government plans to establish at least one food park in each development block of the state. He further said that all kinds of fruits and vegetables are produced in Chhattisgarh but many a time farmers do not get fair value of their produce. Forest produce is also found abundantly in Chhattisgarh but due to absence of proper collection and processing system, collectors do not receive the profit they deserve on many occasions. Chief Minister said that State Government has identified such products region-wise and has started the processing work of these products. With the help of self-help groups engaged in forest produce collection, Van Dhan Centers have been established for forest produce processing. (media saheb.com)