- June 6, 2018 / 4 min readThe Ministry of Food Processing Industries had given Patanjali one-month extension till end of June to get the requisite clearances to start the project
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath dials Baba Ramdev to solve food park issue in Noida A day after Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved said that it's pulling out of its proposed Rs 6,000-crore mega food processing project in Noida, Uttar Pradesh government today sprung into action to resolve the controversy.
According to some reports, Patanjali food park controversy also saw Prime Minister Office intervention asking for the resolution of the issue.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today spoke to Patanjali Ayurved Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna and officials have been asked to look into the bottlenecks and revert quickly.
"CM Yogi Adityanath has talked to Baba Ramdev. Land allotted was under name of Patanjali Ayurveda but later they wanted it under Patanjali Foods. There is no need to sign another MoU. It'll be brought before cabinet," Satish Mahana, UP Minister said.
Patanjali Ayurved said yesterday that it is pulling out of the project along the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh due to non-cooperation from the state government.
"We are cancelling the project as we did not get required clearances from the UP state government," Patanjali Ayurved Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna said yesterday.
Citing the reason for pulling out of the state, he said, "We did not get any cooperation from the state government for this project. We have waited for a long time for the clearances but could not get from the state government. Now we have decided to shift the project."
The Ministry of Food Processing Industries had given Patanjali one-month extension till end of June to get the requisite clearances to start the project.
The Hairdwar-based company had proposed to invest up to Rs 6,000 crore for 425 acres plant at YEIDA to cater the domestic and export markets through its step-down firm Patanjali Food & Herbal Park.
Patanjali had claimed that its Yamuna Expressway-based plant would produce goods worth Rs 25,000 crore annually if it runs to its full capacity and creating 10,000 direct jobs, Patanjali had said.
It presently has mega food park projects in Nagpur (MP) and Tejpur (Assam).
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