Food Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras has said efforts are being made for early completion of 19 Mega Food Parks in the country.
He said, these food parks will provide modern infrastructure facilities for the food processing and strengthen the value chain from farm to market.
Ministry has accorded final approval to 38 Mega Food Parks and in-principle approval to three Mega Food Parks in the country.
Out of these, 22 Mega Food Park projects have been made operational.
The Minister said, efforts have been made to boost value addition in 22 perishables like Mango, Banana, Apple, Pineapple by the Ministry to supplement the income of farmers.
Mr. Paras said, there is huge scope for Mini Food Parks in North Eastern Region and in North Bihar.