Jangipur Mega Food Park inaugurated
JANGIPUR (WEST BENGAL): President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated Jangipur Mega Food Park on Wednesday in the presence Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi.
Speaking on the occasion Minister of Food Processing Industries, Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the Mega Food Park will make an investment of Rs. 250 crore in food processing units, and generate a turnover of about Rs. 500 Crore annually and is expected to provide direct and indirect employment to 6000 people at CPC & PPCs and benefit out 25000-30000 farmers.
Badal said that “Connecting farmers with food processing infrastructure and creating markets are her primary goals so that farmers get remunerative price fors their produce. Modern infrastructure at Jangipur, Murshidabad will benefit farmers and growers of North 24 Paragans, Birbhum, Malda, and Bardwan and would benefit processors and consumers and will give big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in West Bengal. Mega Food Park at Jangipur has been set up with the project cost of Rs. 132.71 Crore approximately and in an area of 82.11 acres with a grant of Rs. 50.00 crore by the ministry.”
The food park is having the facilities of fully operational industrial sheds for SMEs, developed industrial plots for lease to food processing units and facilities of 8000 MT Warehouse, 5000 MT Multi Crop Cold Storage, 10000 MT Potato Cold Storage, IQF & Pulping line of 1.5 ton per hour each, 3000 MT Deep Freeze and Quality control lab. The Park also has a common administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs, Dormitory and Row Houses. Six Primary Processing Centres (PPCs) at Kandi, Sheikhpara, Barasat, Siuri, Gour Road and Katwawill provide facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms.
Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Niranjan Jyoti, Minister for Department of Food Processing Industries & Horticulture, Govt. of West Bengal, Abdur Razzak Molla, Minister of State, Department of Labour, Govt. of West Bengal, Jakir Hossain, Member of Parliament from Behrampore, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, and Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Jangipur, Abhijeet Mukherjee were also present on the occasion.