The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Mega Food Park to be setup by HAFED at Industrial Model Township (IMT), Rohtak on September 8, 2019. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, has approved the Mega Food Park at Rohtak with the state-of-the-art infrastructure facilities.
While giving this information today, a spokesman of HAFED said that Mega Food Park Project is an endeavor of Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal to give an impetus to to the growth of Food Processing Sector in the State. The primary objective of the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) is to provide modern infrastructure facilities for the Food Processing along the value chain from the farm to the market, he added.
The spokesman said that this project is estimated to generate direct and indirect employment for 6,500 people and about 5,000 farmers are estimated to be benefitted. The total project would cost Rs 179.75 crore, out of which, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, would provide grant-in-aid of Rs 50 crore.
This Mega Food Park is ideally located at IMT Rohtak on National Highway-10, linking Delhi with Rohtak, spreading on 50 acres and have 80 plots varying from 450 to 4,050 sq.mtrs in size. Units relating to multi crop processing line (Vegetables and Fruits), ready to eat food, spice processing and packaging, oil extraction, canning, bakery, integrated milk processing or tetra packaging unit, animal feed formulation units etc, could be set up by investors in this Mega Food Park.He said that the basic infrastructure like roads, electricity and sewerage, has already been developed at Mega Food Park, Rohtak and the process of commissioning the other facilities like Cold Storage, warehouse, Silos, Boiler and the likes, has been initiated by HAFED. As part of this project, three primary processing centers (PPCs) are also to be set up in District Yamunanagar, Sonipat and Sirsa.