TNPSC Current Affairs July 2017,7
Union Minister of Food Processing industy, Shri Harsimrat Kaur Badal, laid the foundation stone for First Maize based Mega Food Park in Kapurthala, Punjab.
- This is the first major step in the history for containing the desertification problem of Punjab.
- This will help farmers to turn to Maize cultivation which need less water for more production instead of Wheat and rice.
- Maize used in many industries like brewery, food additives, raw materials for industrial products like, oil, pharmaceutical, cosmetics , beverages, paper industries etc.
- The Food Park will provide direct and indirect employment to 5,000 persons and benefit about 25,000 farmers