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Patanjali receives contracts from MP, Maharashtra to establish its units, food park

Updated: Aug 11, 2016 15:48 IST

Haridwar, Aug. 11 (ANI): Patanjali Ayurved Limited has received orders for establishing its units and food parks in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra respectively.

According to a Patanjali statement, Madhya Pradesh Finance and Industry Minister Rajendra Shukla handed over a letter to Acharya Balkrishan, Managing Director of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd for establishing its units in the state.

Besides?, the Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited (MADC) has said Patanjali has met the qualifications of a technical bid for development of a food park on a 230-acre piece of land, and the financial bid for which has now been opened.

According to the statement, the development of modern food park was envisaged for the first time at the MADC board meeting on March 10 for the betterment of Vidharbha region, for which the MADC carved out a plot of 230 acres close to the Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN), which was acquired in 2013 and remained undeveloped.

The development of food park was proposed considering the backlog of Vidarbha region to cater to growing farmer suicide cases, and optimal utilisation of the local produce from agriculture and forest area. In the process, the huge population of farmers, peasants and tribal in Vidharbha region will get economic support, capability building and employment opportunities for local population. The huge export potential of processed food industry can be tapped at minimum time and cost due to the upcoming international airport and cargo terminal in MIHAN, it said. (ANI)

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