Sep 8, 2018
Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Food Processing Minister said a Spanish company is ready set up a Rs. 350 crore vegetable processing facility at Mohali in Punjab, which will help the farmers.
During her visit to a Spanish food processing company Conelodos de Navarra, the minister has promised to extend a helpful hand to the promoters there.
Company’s President and CEO Benito Jimenez expressed his views that with this collaboration the new vegetable processing unit at Mohali will create around 500 jobs and parallel to it will directly benefit nearly 5000 farmers.
Benito also stated that the operation will also focus on potato processing which create newer market in Doaba region.
Badal was on a official visit to Spain and Netherlands, where she has a meeting with Carola Schouten, Minister of Agriculture in Amsterdam. They also discussed to improve ways and means as to how the two countries work together in food processing sector. The vegetable processing unit in Punjab is all set to see a visit by two Dutch investors.
Besides opening 3 mega food parks, the food ministry has set up 20 cold chain and 4 backward-forward linkages for the hurdle-free working.