Baba Ramdev’s FMCG Patanjali group will be setting up a mega food park in Chinnaraopalli village, Vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh. The food and herbal park will be spread over 172.84 acres with an investment of 634 crores. The park is expected to give employment to about 33,400 people directly or indirectly.
To discuss this project Baba Ramdev met with AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday. As per a release from the Chief Minister’s office, the mega food park will be set up in Chinnaraopalli village of Vizianagaram district. The officials also reported that crops including Barley, Rice, Sesame, Maize, Jowar, Pomegranate, Mango, Chilli, Onion, Ginger, Peas, Potato, Turmeric, Pulses, Red Gram and Papaya will be processed in the unit.
The park will include IQF freezer for fruits & vegetables, juice extraction unit, which will have a capacity of 1,500 MT per day and a total of Rs 45.20 crore. Aseptic filling and pulping line, pre-cooling and ripening chambers, cold storage with blast freezer, drying grinding, grading packing facility for spices and grains and a dry warehouse will also be there in the park. The food park will also include processing units of juice, biscuits, noodles, frozen vegetables and spices.
In the presence of Nizamabad MP Kavitha Kalvakuntla, Patanjali also signed a MoU with the Telangana government to set up a processing unit worth Rs 1000 crore in the state. As per the official reports, the company will work in sectors including organic farming, herbs, branding and marketing of coarse cereals, the establishment of Ayush villages in state and the opening of a dairy facility.
The company started with a few ayurvedic food items and now Patanjali has entered into nearly every segment, including staples, food, personal care, home care and apparels.