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Odisha government plans to set up 5 more food parks by 2020 to boost up the industry

The State Government has just set out on a five-year plan which involves giving a lift to six segments including sustenance handling is one of the key center zones.

The Odisha government has planned to set up five food parks by end of 2020 in order to develop the food processing industry, a senior official confirmed. The Odisha government is likewise in the last phase of finishing its amended food processing policy just as the industrial policy.

On the sidelines of the 12th FICCI Foodworld 2019 summit Sanjeev Chopra, deparment of industries was quoted saying to PTI, “We already have two food parks fully operational. We want to add another five. We have identified the locations and we are hopeful that they will come up by the end of 2020.”

“We feel, by the end of this year, the revised policy will be in place. We are also working on the new industrial policy which also gives focus to food processing,” Chopra further added talking about upgrading the food processing policy of the state.

The State Government has just set out on a five-year plan which involves giving a lift to six segments including sustenance handling is one of the key center zones. According to the five-year plan, the Odisha government expects a speculation of almost Rs 2.5 lakh crore which will give work to 10 lakh individuals.

Chopra concluded and informed saying, “In the food processing industry itself, we have received an investment commitment of over Rs 4,860 crore. We are hopeful we will get a good response for our parks as well.”

Chopra further said that organizations like Parle, Britannia, ITC, among others are likewise growing their essence in Odisha.

Whenever inquired as to whether the organizations see any negative effect of the higher GST on ice cream parlor on interests in the state, Chopra stated, “GST is a subject matter of the centre. The State Government, however, gives reimbursements on SGST. Therefore, we are also inviting Tier 2 companies to invest in the state.”

Editorial Desk at Agrigate.Global

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