Tamil Nadu government to set up mega food parks across state

  • The Tamil Nadu government would soon set up mega food parks that would lead to creation of jobs in rural areas of the state, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.
  • In addition to the proposed Mega food parks, an ‘Ultra Mega Food Park’ would also be set up on a 450-acre land at Pelakuppam village in Villupuram district.
  • The mega food parks would evolve as hubs for food processing in fruits and vegetables, fisheries, dairy, poultry and meat by encouraging private investment and are expected to generate substantial employment in rural areas.
  • The Mega Food Parks would be established in Theni, Virudhunagar, Tuticorin, Erode, Cuddalore, Salem, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai and Krishnagiri districts.
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