The Ministry of food processing has commissioned the first operationalized Godavari Mega Aqua Food Park in Andhra Pradesh for fish and marine products processing in the state.
It was commissioned by Secretary of Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Pushpa Subrahmanyam on behalf of Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal via video conferencing.
The modern infrastructure for food processing created at park will benefit the farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining areas immensely and prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in Andhra Pradesh.
Set up on 57.81 acre of land, the facilities created by the developer at Central Processing Centre (CPC) of this mega food park include pre-processing line for fish of 1.5 TPH, pre-processing line for shrimp of 1.5 TPH, freezing of fish of 1.5 TPH, freezing of shrimp of 1.5 TPH, cold Storage for fish of 2000MT, cold storage for shrimp of 1000MT, ice plant, food testing laboratory besides state of art enabling infrastructure.
The Park also has a common administrative building for office and other uses by the entrepreneurs and 2 PPCs at Amalapuram EG-District & Karlapalem, Guntur District having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms in the catchment area to benefit farmers.
This Mega Food Park will benefit the people of West Godavari-District as well as nearby Districts of East Godavari, Krishna of Andhra Pradesh and nearby districts of Telengana.
Another Mega Food Park sanctioned by the Ministry in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh has already been inaugurated on 9th of July 2012. The 3rd Mega Food Park sanctioned by the Ministry in Andhra Pradesh is under implementation at Krishna District.
Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a Mega Food Park Scheme in the country to give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables.
Under the Scheme, Government of India provides financial assistance up-to Rs 50.00 Crore per Mega Food Park project.