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Rs 9,600-crore agro industrial park to come up in Patan

The Netherlands-based Wageningen UR has proposed to set up a mega agro industrial park on a sprawling 2,500 acres of land in Patan in North Gujarat in collaboration with Yes Bank.

Written by Express News Service | Gandhinagar |
January 28, 2009 1:04:30 am

The Netherlands-based Wageningen UR has proposed to set up a mega agro industrial park on a sprawling 2,500 acres of land in Patan in North Gujarat in collaboration with Yes Bank. The proposed project involves an investment of about Rs 9,600 crore.

A senior official in the State Agro Industries Corporation said on Tuesday that the land for the proposed mega agro-park was already identified in the GIDC area falling in the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) in Patan district. The project,for which an MoU was inked at the just-concluded Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit (VGGIS),will generate employment for 20,000 people,when implemented.

The official said according to the design,the park will have multi-store as well as floating greenhouses,arable farms for feed and vegetables,and fresh water production and processing units. The developers have also proposed to undertake captive cultivation on a large scale on the land.

The other project components include integrated dairy farms and processing,oil seed extraction units,hi-tech broiler farms,vegetable,fruits and seed processing,cold storages and warehousing and mushroom production.

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A state-of-the-art trade facility is also envisaged at the project site,the official said.

He added that the agro-park project,when implemented,would not only meet the domestic needs in the agro industries sector,but also open new frontiers for export of the various agro-products.

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