6.6 lakh direct and indirect jobs generated via 22 operational Mega Food Parks

The Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) was implemented to create modern infrastructure for the food processing sector.

Jul 22, 2021 03:07 IST India Infoline News Service

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, the Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel has announced that more than 6 lakhs of direct and indirect employment was generated through the 22 operational Mega Food Parks.

The minister highlighted that as per Mega Food Park Scheme Guidelines, each Mega Food Park being fully operational would create direct and indirect employment of about 5000 persons. However, the actual configuration of a project may vary depending upon the business plan.

Ministry has accorded final approval to 38 Mega Food Parks and in-principle approval to 3 Mega Food Parks in the country under the Mega Food Park scheme.

He said that about 6,66,000 direct and indirect employment have been generated by the 22 operational Mega Food Parks.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been implementing the Mega Food Park Scheme (MFPS) to create modern infrastructure for the food processing sector. The proposals under the scheme for setting up Mega Food Parks in the country are invited through Expression of Interest.

The scheme is not State or Area specific. So far Ministry has approved 2 Mega Food Parks in the Sonipat and Rohtak districts of Haryana being implemented by State government Agencies (HSIIDC and HAFED). There is no proposal with the Ministry for the setting up of Mega Food Park in the Bhiwani-Mahendragarh-CharkhiDadri districts of Haryana.

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