Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the foundation stone of a mega food park project in Ludhiana to be developed at a cost of Rs 117.61 crore. This mega food park is expected to provide direct and indirect employment to about 6,000 people and benefit about 25,000–30,000 farmers in its catchment area. “Badal laid the foundation stone of the Ludhiana Mega Food Park being promoted by Punjab Agro,” an official statement said.
Badal said this mega food park will be set up with the project cost of Rs 117.61 crore in an area of 100.20 acres. The park will have facilities of 500 kg/spiral freezer, 1000 tonne cold store of onion & garlic, 1000 tonne frozen cold store of vegetable produce, 10000 tonne dry warehouse, 10000 tonne silos, 100 tonne ripening chamber (ECRC), 1 MT/Hr Dehydration Line (Air dried), 400 MT Cold storage, reefer vans, food incubation center and testing labs.