Patanjali Group has announced that it would set up a Rs 634-crore mega food park that is expected to provide employment to 33,400 people in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district.
Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Food and Herbal Park would come up on a 172.84 acre site at Chinnaraopalli village, according to a release from the CM office.
The Yoga guru held talks with Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday over his plans to set up the park to benefit the farmers in the state, the release said. Facilities such as cold storage with blast freezer, grading packing facility for spices and grains and dry warehouse would be installed in the park.
A juice extraction unit, with a capacity of generating 1500 tonnes a day, would also be set up with aninvestment of Rs 45.20 crore. Apart from it, other processing units such as that of juice, biscuit, noodles, frozen vegetables and spices are part of the plan', the release added.