2nd Paithan mega food park to open tomorrow in Maharashtra inaugurated in Aurangabad.

2nd Paithan mega food park to open tomorrow in Maharashtra inaugurated in Aurangabad

16 November 2018.

Union Minister for food processing industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Government of India, inaugurated the second mega food park in Maharashtra. The park is located in Wahegaon and Dhangaon village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad district Promoted by Paithan Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd. The ministry in Maharashtra has been sanctioned a third mega food park under implementation in Wardha district.

It has been set up in 102 acres of land and at a cost of Rs 124.52 crore. The facilities created by the developer at the Central Processing Centre (CPC) of this mega food park include dry warehouse of 10,000 metric tonne (MT); cold storage of 1,000 MT; pre-cooling facility of 10 MT; ripening chambers of 400 MT; individual quick freezing (IQF) facility of 1.5 metric tonne per hour (MTPH).

It also has freezer room of 1,000 MT; a five MTPH juice line with 1.5 MTPH of aseptic packaging line; steam sterilisation and generation unit of four MTPH; food testing labs; reefer vans of 30 MT and milk tankers of 50 MT, milk processing facility of 1,00,000 litre per day (LPD) with bulk milk chilling of 20,000 litre and other food processing facilities.

The modern infrastructure for food processing created at the park will benefit the farmers, growers, processors, and consumers of Maharashtra and adjoining areas immensely and prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in the state of Maharashtra.

This mega food park will benefit the people of Aurangabad district as well as nearby districts of Nashik, Dhule, Jalgaon, Buldhana, Jalna, Bid, and Ahmednagar. It will provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers in CPC catchment areas. The MoFPI is implementing the mega food park scheme in the country aimed at giving a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with a particular focus on perishables.

projects under it are merged under comprehensive flagship scheme of ‘Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana. Under it, Common facilities and enabling infrastructure is created at the CPC and facilities for primary processing and storage is created near the farm in the form of PPCs and collection centers (CCs). Under the scheme, the Government of India provides financial assistance up to Rs 50 crore per the mega food park project.

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