|Consider the following statements about the Mega Food Parks|
|1. Mega Food Park is a well-defined agri/horticultural- processing zone containing state of the art processing facilities with support infrastructure and well established supply chain.|
|2. Mega Food Park was launched in the Ninth Five Year Plan. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) Only 2
C) Both 1 and 2
D) neither 1 nor 2
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] The 10th plan Scheme of Food Parks was revised for the 11th plan and it was rechristened Mega Food Parks Scheme (MFPS). Objectives of the Mega Food Parks Scheme The idea is to provide excellent infrastructure facilities for food processing industries along the value chain from the farm to the market.. It will include Creation of infrastructure near the farm, transportation, logistics and centralized processing centres. The main feature of the scheme is a cluster based approach. The scheme will be demand driven; pre-marketed and would facilitate food processing units to meet environmental, safety and social standards.
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