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Laid foundation stone for First Maize Based Mega Food Park in Kapurthala, Punjab

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.

Benefits: 



  • 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

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