International Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev met Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at secretariat today and discussed on the proposed Mega food park to come up at Chinnaraopalli village of Kothavalasa mandal in vizianagaram district.
The Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Pvt Ltd is going to set up the food park in 172.84 acres at a cost of Rs 634 cr providing employment opportunity to 33,400 people. Patanjali Ayurved Limited would be sole promoter for the establishment of the project.
Crops including Barley, rice, sesame, maize, jowar, pomegranate, mango, chilli, onion, ginger, peas, potato, turmeric, pulses black and red gram and Papaya would be processed in the unit. Core processing facilities including IQF freezer for fruits and vegetables, Aseptic filling and pulping line, pre cooling and ripening chambers, cold storage with blast freezer, drying grinding, grading packing facility for spices and grains, dry warehouse will be available.
The other unit would be juice extraction unit with a capacity of 1500 MT per day proposed with total investment of RS 45.20 cr. Juice, biscuit, noodles, frozen vegetables and spices processing units are likely to be set up to benefit farmers of the region in a big way.