India’s First Mega Food Park Opens in Andhra Pradesh

Sharad Pawar, Agriculture minister

Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Minister, Shri Sharad Pawar inaugurated the Srini mega  food park at Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh on 9JUL12. This is the first mega food park in the country.

Srini provides state-of-the-art food processing infrastructure designed as per global standards and develops a veritable market place with common facilities on the lines of a software park or a textile park.

Nestled in a sprawling 147-acre space, Srini Food Park provides world-class facilities for pulping, IQF, bottling, tetra packing, modular cold storage, warehousing and advanced testing lab. It enables basic and supply chain infrastructure, cluster farming and is ably backed by field collection centers, self help groups and individual farmers. SriniFood Park will empower food industry with state-of-the-art infrastructure and quality raw material sourcing.

With the highest growth in the fruits and vegetables sector (20%) and with Chittoor being the largest fruits and vegetables cluster in India, this Mega Food Park becomes an ideal destination for food processing units.

(PIB 10JUL12)

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