The Union Minister for Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the foundation stone of the Pristine Mega Food Park coming up at village Mansi in Khagaria District of Bihar on August 6, 2015.
Speaking on the occasion, Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the Mega Food Park at Mansi in District Khagaria will go a long way in contributing to the development of Food Processing sector in the region and create immense opportunities for entrepreneurship and employment in the State bestowed with huge agriculture production potential. It will benefit the farmers, growers, food processors and consumers in the state of Bihar.
The minister further informed that the Pristine Mega Food Park will be set up with a project cost of Rs. 127.6 crore in an area of 70 acres. Besides having a Central Processing Centre with modern infrastructure and common facilities, the Park will have backward linkage with the major production areas with four primary processing centres to be set up at Hazipur (Vaishali), Gulab Bagh (Purnia), Kalyanpur (Samastipur) and Parao (Muzaffarpur).
On completion, the park being developed by Pristine Mega Food Park Ltd, will have facilities of 40,000 MT dry warehouse, 10,000 MT Grain Silos, 5000 MT multi-products cold storage, 10 ton /hour pack house, 2 metric ton /hour IQF, 1500 MT Deep Fridge besides having modern testing lab and reefer vans. The park will also have modern infrastructure like roads, electricity, STP/ETP, administrative building etc. About 30-35 units are likely to be set up in this park with an investment of about Rs 250 crore which will generate an annual turnover of Rs 500 crore. The park will provide direct and indirect employment to about 6000 people and benefit about 30,000 farmers in its catchment area.
The function was presided over by Shyam Rajak, Minister of Industries, Government of Bihar and attended by the Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyothi. The Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and Ch. Mahboob Ali Kalser, Member of Parliament, Khagaria were the Guest of Honour on the occasion.