Chandigarh – Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Sunday inaugurated the second mega food park in Uttarakhand in Udham Singh Nagar which has been set up at a cost of Rs 99.96 crore and will benefit around 25,000 farmers in this as well as neighbouring districts. The Mega Food Park – Himalayan Mega Food Park-at Mahuakhera Ganj village, Kolhapur city in Udham Singh Nagar district was inaugurated by Badal in the presence of Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti , Uttarakhand Finance Minister Prakash Pant transport minister Yashpal Arya.The first Mega Food Park in the state located at Haridwar has already become operational. Giving details of the project, Harsimrat Badal said the mega food park, which has been set up in in an area of 50.14 acres of land, would have a central processing centre as well as well as three Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) at Ram Nagar, Ramgarh and Kaladungi. She said the park would also have facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms. She said the park would not only benefit farmers of Udham Singh Nagar but also those of nearby districts of Nainital, Garhwal, Almora and Champawat.
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