Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Food Processing Industries Minister recently inaugurated two food-processing units — Godrej Tyson Foods Limited and Iscon Balaji Foods Private Limited, at Gur Kirpa Mega Food Park, Ludhiana.
The Gur Kirpa Mega Food Park and its food processing units will benefit the people of Ludhiana District and the people of nearby Districts of Jalandhar, Moga, Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated these units in the presence of Rameswar Teli, MoS, FPI and Ravneet Singh Bittu, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Ludhaina.
The units, set up with a cost of Rs 95.31 crore, will leverage an investment of about Rs 85 crore and will provide direct and indirect employment to about 950 people.
The processing activities to be undertaken by the individual units will cover a wide range of post-harvest processes resulting in value addition and/or enhancing shelf life with specialised facilities required for preservation of perishables, she said, adding that under the scheme, the central government provides financial assistance up to Rs 5 crore per unit.