ENARADA, Bangalore, September 25, 2014
The good relations between Central Government and that of State is important to achieve progress in the country, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After dedicating ‘India Food Park’ (IFP) to the nation, today at KIADB Phase three, Vasanthanarasapura, Tumkur District, Modi said his government at the centre will ensure smooth administrative process with all the state Governments in the country, keeping speedy implementation of the projects in mind.
“Different political parties are in power in various States, but there is only one country, that is Bharat. Hence we have to work like a team to take the country forward,” Modi reiterated.
Prior to inaugurating of India Food Park, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sri Siddaganga Mutt in Kyatsandra and took the blessing of Sri Shivakumara Swamiji. Also seen is Junior seer Siddalinga Swamiji.
Food processing is not a new technology in our country as farmers used to convert the food they grow for their future use in a limited quantity. But with the help of mega projects like IFP, food products can get a boost with a value added processing in large scale, which creates new opportunity for farmers to sell their remaining produce here instead of throwing it on road when the demand and shelf life is less.
It is a common knowledge that selling tomatoes fetches less money where as converting it as Ketchup will attract more income, modi said.
“Heard that shell of the Cashew nut has nutrition value and instead of throwing it after obtaining nut, it can be processed for using it on various applications”, Modi added.
Earlier, Karnataka Cheif Minister Siddaramaiah said, the IFP is supported by Ministry of Food Processing Industries and the land, water, Power and tax exemption is provided by his Government.
“Developed with a investment of over 1000 crore by Future Group, the world-class food processing facility built on 110 Acre will help farmers from Tumkur, Shimoga, Kolar, Chitradurga, Bangalore Rural and Chikkaballapur to market their agricultural produce,” Siddarmaiah further added.