June 11, 2018
Patanjali has dropped its plan to shift its proposed Patanjali Food and Herbal Park from Greater Noida as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has spoken to Acharya Balkrishna and Baba Ramdev regarding the issue and assured government’s cooperation. The giant company said that it respected the commitment given by Yogiji and it will not let the important food park go out of UP.
Previously, Haridwar-based Patanjali Ayurved had announced to pull out its proposed Rs 6,000-crore mega food processing project in Greater Noida due to non-cooperation from Adityanath-led state government.
Earlier, state minister Satish Mahana said that Adityanath spoke to Ramdev and discussed the issue. “The Chief Minister spoke to Baba Ramdev yesterday (Tuesday). Land allotted was under name of Patanjali Ayurveda but later they wanted it under Patanjali Foods. There is no need to sign another MoU. It will be brought before cabinet,” Mahana said.
Acharya Balkrishna, MD, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, said that the mega food park was coming up to make lives of farmers better. We had also asked for permission from the central government. There are paper work for which we requested state government. But due to their disappointing attitude, it couldn’t be done.