Tumkur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a mega food park in Tumkur, Karnataka on Wednesday. The park has been developed with the support of the Ministry of Food, state and central governments. Future Group’s food park is first of its kind in India with the group investing about Rs 250 crore in the project. Till date, 50 units have been established for food processing.
PM Modi congratulated the crowds on the Mangalyaan successfully reaching Mars. Modi in his speech emphasised the importance of the state and Centre working together for any scheme to be successfully implemented. “Our parties can be different, but our country is the same,” Modi said. Modi dwelled on the importance of co-operation and said that the country would develop only when the state would develop.
Addressing the farmer issue, PM Modi said that the farmers needed to be given facilities for their better growth. “The farmers of India will be economically developed only when facilities are provided. There are people in huge numbers that consume aerated drinks such as Cola, Pepsi and so on. These companies do business in crores,” Modi said. Modi added that he is in talks with these companies to add 5 per cent of fruit juice to their count. If this is done the income of the fruit farmers shall increase which in turn will help in their overall development. He urged the crowd to promote PPP model for the larger welfare of the farmers.
“Better infrastructure and better facilities is the need of the hour. The whole world is moving towards holistic health,” stated Modi.
PM Modi also proposed the idea of selling Indian packed food in markets across the world. “The farmers work to provide for us, it is our duty to help them develop and prosper,” Modi said concluding his speech and wishing everyone good luck for the food park. (Source:IBNLive)