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Monday, October 7, 2013

Rahul Gandhi speaks after laying foundation stone of mega food park in Amethi (UP)

Congress vice-president, Rahul Gandhi on Monday laid the foundation stone of Shaktiman food processing plant - the first mega food park in Uttar Pradesh in Jagdishpur of Amethi district. The mega food plant would directly benefit more than 40,000 local farmers. It is estimated that the park would earn revenue of Rs 450 crore every year. It would be a lucrative job opportunity for all the local residents of Jagdishpur and nearby areas. Shaktiman Mega Food Park will offer essential services like dry warehousing, cold storage, a farmer friendly bank and fully equipped education and business centres. Furthermore, the ancillarisation process will lead to the creation of an additional 25,000 employment opportunities. Farmers, food processors and the local economy will benefit most from this initiative. Dr Charan Das Mahant, Union minister of state for agriculture and food processing and Kumar Mangalam Birla also attended the foundation ceremony.

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