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Union Minister for Food Processing Industries laid foundation stone for M/s Nandvan Mega Food Park Private Limited located in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

Mega food park:

Government of India has approved a financial assistance of 40% to set up the Mega Food Park. The facilities being created by M/s Nandvan Mega Food Park Private Limited at Central Processing Centre (CPC) of this Mega Food Park include.
 Multipurpose Cold Storage
 Individually Quick Frozen (IQF)with Frozen Storage
 Dry Warehouse
 Raw milk packaging Line
 Pulses and Grain packaging line
 Food testing lab. In addition,
 the lead promoter will also setup an Anchor Unit for Dairy Processing with plant capacity of 500 TPD

Mega Food Park:

  • The Scheme of Mega Food Park aims at providing a mechanism to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together farmers, processors and retailers so as to ensure maximizing value addition, minimizing wastage, increasing farmers income and creating employment opportunities particularly in rural sector.
  • The Mega Food Park Scheme is based on “Cluster” approach and envisages creation of state of art support infrastructure in a well-defined agri / horticultural zone for setting up of modern food processing units in the industrial plots provided in the park with well- established supply chain.
  • Mega food park typically consists of supply chain infrastructure including collection
    centers, primary processing centers, central processing centers, cold chain and around 30-35 fully developed plots for entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.
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