Yoga guru Ramdev today announced plans to set up a mega food park in Rajasthan and said his Patanjali group, which is entering into dairy and spices segments, can buy farm produce worth Rs 5,000-10,000 crore from farmers in the state. “I along with Patanjali will support Rajasthan Chief Minister in all her endeavours. The company is entering into milk industry and Patanjali would be keen to make Rajasthan a part of its journey,” Ramdev said at the Global Rajasthan Agritech Meet in Jaipur. The mega agri event has been jointly organized by Government of Rajasthan and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
Chief Minister further said that the primary objective of GRAM is to ensure economic empowerment of the people through accelerated yet focussed growth in agriculture and to double farmer’s income. The state has conceived GRAM 2016 as an agri technology and business event that provides a platform to transform and catalyse sustainability and economic viability of farming. Ms. Raje also said that Rajasthan has evolved as a strong investment friendly state and the Government is constantly working towards ensuring that these investments and benefit all stakeholders. Within just one year of holding the Resurgent Rajasthan Summit 2015, projects valued at almost Rs 5000 crores have already been implemented and projects worth Rs 54,000 crores and Rs 49,000 crores are under construction and under various stages of clearance respectively. Excluding the solar energy projects, the total likely investment to be grounded is Rs. 1.08 lac crores or 74 % of the investment commitments. This would be one of the fastest and highest conversion rates for any State in the country, she added.