The government extended the deadline for submitting the expression of interest (EoIs) for setting up of mega food parks till next month. The earlier deadline expired on September 15.
A mega food park offers various facilities to food processors, farmers, retailers and exporters, helping achieve faster growth for food processing industries.
Under the scheme (2008-09) of mega food parks, the Ministry had sanctioned 42 projects throughout the country.
Of these, 17 parks were allotted in March this year to state governments and private firms, including Adani Ports & SEZ.
The government hopes to operationalise all the 42 mega food parks by 2019, which is expected to yield a potential investment of about Rs 14,000 crore.