New food park coming up in Kerala
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal laid the foundation stone for a mega Rs 119.02-crore food processing park in Kanjikode near Paakkad last month. Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) is developing the food park with financial assistance from the Union government. Kerala would encourage food processing and value addition of agricultural products to help farmers get remunerative prices for their produce, noted Mr Vijayan. Ms Badal said that her ministry was focusing on boosting the food processing industry to facilitate doubling of farmers' income.