“The park will leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crore in about 30 food processing units in the park and would eventually lead to a turnover of about Rs 450-500 Crores annually,” she said in the statement.
Badal said that in the last six years, 88 projects including 7 in Mizoram, have been initiated for north-eastern India with an outlay of Rs 1000 crore by her ministry which will directly benefit 3 lakh farmers and will provide job opportunities to 50,000 youth from the region.
The minister for development of the north-eastern region, Jitendra said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has accorded highest priority to the region in the last 6 years and the changed the work culture with micro attention to the needs and aspirations of the region.
Singh said the park would help double the income of farmers in the area by doing away with the middlemen. He said nearly 40% wastage of fruits in the absence of any processing unit. He said, the North-East Region has the potential to become the Organic Destination of the world due to its rich agricultural and horticultural produce. He informed that Sikkim has already been declared as an organic state.
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2 Comments on this Story
Dip Narayan Mukherjee183 days ago
Very good initiative. A strong North East is a necessity for a strong India. Thanks to govt to leading the way ahead... and all the best to people of NE India
Ramachandran Krishnamurthy183 days ago
Well done. North East Has India needs special care and affection and I am glad that Modi Sarkar is doing that