India is the world's second largest producer of fruits & vegetables, but hardly 2% of the produce is processed. Food Processing Industry is of enormous significance for India’s development because of the vital linkages and synergies that it promotes between the two pillars of the economy, namely Industry and Agriculture.
The proposed food park is envisaged to be developed in Jangipur, Murshidabad.
Will have a Central Processing Centre as the nuclei of all value addition
Socio-economic impact will be felt primarily in the form of localized employment