Guwahati: Mizoram’s first mega food park (MPF), Zoram Mega Food Park, to provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in the State.
The development has been confirmed by Union Food Processing Industries Minister Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Monday as she inaugurated the Park in a virtual ceremony.
Badal said that the Park will leverage an additional investment of about Rs. 250 Crore in about 30 food processing units in the park and would eventually lead to a turnover of about Rs. 450-500 Crores annually.
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries added that the modern infrastructure for food processing created at the MFP will benefit the farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Mizoram and adjoining areas immensely.
Ministry has approved the MFP in Mizoram to give an impetus to the growth of the Food Processing Sector in Mizoram. The park located at Khamrang village in Kolasib district of Mizoram is the first MFP operationalized in Mizoram.
Zoram Mega Food Park has been set up in 55.00 acre of land at a project cost of Rs. 75.20 crore.
Badal shared that, so far, a total of 88 MoFPI supported projects have been sanctioned in the North Eastern Region and 41 have been implemented. She added that projects worth Rs. 1000 crores approximately have been sanctioned with a subsidy support of over Rs. 520 crores.