The manufacturing facility of Patanjali Food and Herbal park, spread over 455 acres of land provided by the Samajwadi Party government, will come up under the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA). View more at #Hindustan360.
The food processing unit, Baba Ramdev said, will process 400 tonne of fruits and vegetables per day, in addition to 750 tonne of organic wheat to produce Patanjali flour. Ramdev, who along with CM Akhilesh Yadav laid the foundation stone of the food park in Lucknow on Wednesday, complimented the CM for being a “sanskari” politician who does not use bad words even for his political opponents. “Politics often sees people use bad language. But Akhileshji always remains dignified in how he conducts himself; something that shows his cultured upbringing,” Ramdev said.
The yoga guru also said Patanjali was working hard to counter the multinational stranglehold over the FMCG sector in the country and produce goods that not only used local produce, but also strengthened the country’s economy and created jobs. Promising to give Parag — UP’s state-owned dairy brand — the “Patanjali touch”, Ramdev also promised that Patanjali would in future enter the dairy segment to provide high quality dairy products. Saying their focus was to produce “yoga moolak udyog” (yoga embedded industry) Patanjali, he said, was aiming to make the country self-sufficient, from farm to fork.
Ramdev’s aide Acharya Balkrishna harped on how the Patanjali project had received no additional favours from the UP government in comparison to other industrial units. He also said that other mega food park projects in the country failed because they remained focused on using up government subsidies rather than expanding business. Bal Krishna said Patanjali had big plans for UP; spreading its network into Bundelkhand and Purvanchal. “Patanjali is already sourcing all our aonla from Pratapgarh. We also run a jaggery factory in Purvanchal, while Bijnor will be the hub of cattle fodder and animal feed production,” he added.
UP chief secretary Rahul Bhatnagar said while 430 acres of land will be used for setting up the manufacturing unit, 25 acres will be used for institutional use. “An investment of Rs 1,667 crore will be made in this facility,” he said, adding that the state government has also offered the guru a 25% rebate in land rates besides a host of other concessions. “There is a comprehensive plan for the development of health, education, agriculture and industry. We expect direct and indirect employment generation of over 90,000 persons through this project,” Bhatnagar said.
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