CM urges Pawar to sanction Mega Food Processing Park
Seeks one year moratorium on loans taken by poultry farmers Hyderabad: The State government on Sunday...
Seeks one year moratorium on loans taken by poultry farmers
Hyderabad: The State government on Sunday urged Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Sharad Pawar to sanction Mega Food Processing Park in Nizamabad district.A Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy held a high level meeting with the Union Minister at the camp office and discussed issues of poultry farmers, fisheries sector and oil palm farmers.
Kiran Kumar informed the Union Minister that there was a proposal to set up an Agro and Food Processing Industrial Park in Nizamabad district, which was one of the industrially backward areas of Telangana Region. A Smart Agro Industries Corporation Private Limited has come forward and evinced interest in setting up this facility. The government had already provided 370 acres of land in Nandipet in the district.
The Union Ministry had already accepted the proposal and kept it in the waiting list. The Chief Minister also requested Pawar to grant a moratorium for a period of one year on repayment of term loans availed by the poultry industry - including farmers, breeding farms and hatcheries. Besides, he urged the Minister to direct Food Corporation of India to allocate and release at least 2 lakh tonnes each of damaged wheat and rice for exclusive use of poultry farmers at a subsidised price of 50 per cent of the Minimum Support Price. He also requested Pawar to set up a world class aquarium in the State, which was assured by later.