The Ministry of food processing has commenced its first operational Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park in Andhra Pradesh for fish and marine products processing in the state.
It was commissioned by Pushpa Subrahmanyam Secretary of MoFPI, on behalf of Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal via video conferencing.
The farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas will benefit immensely by the modern infrastructure for food processing created at park. This will prove to be a big boost to the growth for the food processing sector in Andhra Pradesh.
Built on 57.81 acres of land, the conveniences created by the developer at Central Processing Centre (CPC) of this mega food park includes pre-processing line for prawns and fish of 1.5 TPH, freezing of prawns and fish of 1.5 TPH, cold Storage for prawns and fish of 1000MT and 2000MT respectively, ice-making plant, food testing laboratory besides state of art enabling infrastructure.
The Park also holds offices and other space areas in administrative building by the entrepreneurs and 2 PPCs at Amalapuram EG-District & Karlapalem, Guntur District having amenities for primary processing and storage near the farms in the catchment area to benefit farmers.
This Aqua Mega Food Park will undoubtedly benefit the people of West Godavari-District as well as nearby regions of East Godavari, Krishna of Andhra Pradesh and surrounding districts of Telengana.
Ministry of Food Processing Industries is putting into operation a Mega Food Park Scheme in the country to give a major thrust to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each and every stage of the operation and supply chain with particular focus on perishables.