Patanjali decides to shift proposed food park project from Noida (File Photo)
A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met Patanjali co-founder Baba Ramdev, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd MD Acharya Balkrishna on Tuesday expressed his annoyance for Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government.
According to the report, Baba Ramdev's Patanjali group has decided to shift its planned food park from Uttar Pradesh due to Yogi government's disappointing attitude in the state.
"Patanjali to shift its planned food park from Uttar Pradesh due to state govt’s disappointing attitude, lives of farmers could not be improved, says Acharya Balkrishna," the news agency ANI reported.
The decision came after the Uttar Pradesh government showed an indifferent attitude towards the ambitious Rs 2000-crore food park, proposed to be set up by Patanjali in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
"Came to know about quashing of Mega Food Park, approved by the Centre, in Greater Noida. The pledge to bring prosperity to the lives of farmers in the land of Sri Ram and Krishna remained incomplete because of the indifference of the state government," the Patanjali Yogpeeth co-founder said in a tweet.
आज ग्रेटर नोएडा में केन्द्रीय सरकार से स्वीकृत मेगा फूड पार्क को निरस्त करने की सूचना मिली— Acharya Balkrishna (@Ach_Balkrishna) June 5, 2018
श्रीराम व कृष्ण की पवित्र भूमि के किसानों के जीवन में समृद्धि लाने का संकल्प प्रांतीय सरकार की उदासीनता के चलते अधूरा ही रह गया #पतंजलि ने प्रोजेक्ट को अन्यत्र शिफ्ट करने का निर्णय लिया pic.twitter.com/hN6LRbhO4i
In November 2016, then UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav laid the foundation stone of the mega food park in Noida. It was to be constructed in 455 acres land on the Yamuna Expressway with an investment of Rs 1666.8 crore. The food park claimed to provide direct employment to over 8,000 people in the state.