Union minister of state for food processing industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, on Wednesday in presence of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated Sikaria Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd at village Tulakona in Agartala.
This is the first Mega Food Park in the state of Tripura and has been set up in 50 acre of land at the cost of Rs 87.45 crore.
Government of India has accorded approval of financial assistance of Rs 50 crore to the project which is having facilities of fully operational dry warehouse and material handling of 5000 MT, pineapple canning and pulping line of two MT per hour each, packing unit, ripening chambers of 40 TPD, cold storage of 5000 MT with frozen storage of 1000 MT, quality control, research & development centre etc.
It also has fully developed Industrial plots for setting up processing units and standard design factory (SDF) sheds to provide ready to move in facility for micro and small enterprises.
Beside this the food park also has a common administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and five PPCs at Sonamura, Hrisyamukh, Chandipur, Manu and Budhjung Nagar having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms.
The Mega Food Park will leverage an additional investment of about Rs 250 crores in 25-30 food processing units in the park and generate a turnover of about Rs 450-500 crore annually.
The Park will also provide direct and indirect employment to 5000 people and benefit about 25000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.