Ranchi: Industry Department is going to hold a global summit on food processing during April 23 and 24 to attract investors in the State.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das released the posters and booklets of the oncoming summit meet. The CM on the occasion said that the State government would work sincerely towards development of agriculture, food processing, fertilizer processing and IT along with industry growth.
Industry secretary Himani Pandey said Jharkhand has great potential in the field of food processing which ought to be harnessed. She said that summit was being organized to bring investors, growers, traders, suppliers and transporters on a common platform.
She further said that Jharkhand stands second in the country in the field of Tomato production and notched up sixth place in the field of production of peas. Apart from these, she said, Jharkhand also produces various forest based products.
There are good opportunities in the fields of fisheries, dairy, meat production, she said.
Himani Pandey went to add that work on Jharkhand Mega Food Park coming up on 65 acres of land near Ranchi would be completed by the end of March.
The six primary processing centres at the Park would add up the strength of central processing centre in Ranhi. Women self-help groups have done commendable work in the field of poultry in Gumla, she said.