Nagpur: Fulfilling his promise, the Nagpur MP and Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has given his final seal of approval to the investment plan mooted by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev. Gadkari on Friday completed the required process of allotting 200-acre land in Katol to Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Trust setting up an orange processing plant there. In the next six months, all the paper formalities will be completed paving the way for setting up the plant.
Apart from the plant, Gadkari had demanded the Yoga Guru to undertake research activities in sources of natural medicines found abundantly in Vidarbha’s Adivasi areas and remote terrains. The move was also aimed at development of Adivasi areas and generating employment opportunities among the tribal youths. Accepting the demand, Baba Ramdev has assured to take up forest medicine research and production in Gadchiroli District. The venture would be started as soon as land and other facilities are provided to Patanjali Trust.
Another significant decision taken pertains to allotting a vast land in MIHAN to Pajanjali for starting a Food Processing Park with Rs 2000 crore investment. Patanjali will be provided 347 acre land in MIHAN and another 106 acre land in Special Economic Zone. The Food Processing Park will start functioning within a year after the necessary land is provided. The decision on land was taken at a meeting held at Bachat Bhavan situated in Collectorate.
The meeting was attended by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, concerned officials and Balkrishna on behalf of Patanjali Trust.