Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated two food processing units namely M/s. Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd & M/s Iscon Balaji Foods Pvt. Ltd located in Gur Kirpa Mega Food Park at Village Ladhowal, Ludhiana District today. She was also accompanied by Mr Rameswar Teli, Union Minister of State, Food Processing Industries.While speaking on the occasion, Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the Gur Kirpa Mega Food Park and its food processing units will benefit the people of Ludhiana District and the people of nearby Districts of Jalandhar, Moga, Amritsar and Fatehgarh Sahib. These units has been set up with a cost of Rs. 95.31 crore. The capacity being created by these units 7200 MT per Annum potato processing and 5700 MT per Annum for frozen ready to eat and cook food products.She said that these units will leverage an investment of about Rs. 85 crore and will provide direct and indirect employment to about 950 persons. She further aid that the modern infrastructure for food processing created at units will benefit the farmers, growers, processors and consumers of Punjab and adjoining areas immensely and prove to be a big boost to the growth of the food processing sector in Punjab.Mrs Harsimrat Kaur Badal also thanked the State Government for the support extended by them in setting up these units.She said that the government is focusing on boosting the food processing industry so that agriculture sector grows exponentially and become a major contributor to doubling the farmer's income and 'Make In India' initiative of the government. To give a major boost to the food processing sector by adding value and reducing food wastage at each stage of the supply chain with particular focus on perishables, Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC) Scheme in the country.The processing activities to be undertaken by the individual units will cover a wide range of post-harvest processes resulting in value addition and/or enhancing shelf life with specialised facilities required for preservation of perishables. Under the Scheme, Government of India provides financial assistance upto Rs. 5 Crore per unit.