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Food Minister Inaugurated Food Park in Ulkia

  • 29 Sep 2023
  • 2 min read

Why In News?

On September 27, 2023, on the initiative of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Food Minister Amarjeet Bhagat inaugurated the first Food Park in the district in Ulkiya village of Sitapur Development Block of Surguja (Ambikapur) district.

Key Points:

  • Administrative approval of Rs 6 crore 27 lakh was given by the State Government for the establishment of the new Food Park.
  • The Food Minister said that today a Food Park has been established in Ulkiya village of Sitapur. The food processing industry in the Food Park will facilitate processing of agricultural products. Also, local people will get new employment opportunities.
  • He said that any food park requires electricity, water and transportation facilities. Arrangements are being made keeping in mind all these basic requirements.
  • District Collector Kundan Kumar said that for this project, the ownership of 8.920 hectare area has been transferred from District Trade and Industry Center Surguja to CSIDC.
  • About 60 plots of 3000, 5000, 7500, 10000 square feet area have been provided for the establishment of micro and small industries in the proposed new food park, which will generate revenue to the government through various taxes. With the establishment of this new food park, the local people will get new employment opportunities.

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