The Maharashtra government has allotted more than 600 acres of land to Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanajli Yogpeeth for setting up an orange processing plant and units for its ayurvedic products, reports a national daily.
Union Transport Minister and MP from Nagpur, Nitin Gadkari, guardian minister for Nagpur district Chandrasekhar Bawankule and Balkrishna of Pantanjali Yogpeeth signed an MoU with the state government on Friday.
The Maharashtra government has given more than 200 acres in Katol, Nagpur to Patanajli for the orange processing plant and another 450 acres in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at MIHAN for its ayurvedic products, reports the daily.
Patanjali will invest over INR 2,000 crore for its proposed ventures in the region.
Patanjali will buy forest products like amla, honey, aloe vera and gooseberries in bulk from the rich forest reserves of Vidarbha to make its products, according to the newspaper.