UP govt cancels land given to Baba Ramdev for Rs 2000 crore food park?

The Indian billion dollar company Patanjali recently decided to not construct its 2000-crore food park in Uttar Pradesh, where it was initially proposed to be constructed.

This decision came in a day after BJP Party President Amit Shah met Baba Ramdev to garner support for the upcoming 2019 elections and apprised him of all the Modi government’s achievements. The ambitious proposal of setting up Rs 2000-crore food park in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh is in a dilemma and Yogi Adityanath is to blame, according to Acharya Balkrishna, Managing Director of the company.

MD Balkrishna cited ‘indifferent attitude’ of the UP government as the main reason towards their decision to relocate the ambitious project. It is important to note that the first nod on the project was given by former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who had allocated a land of 450 acres of land on the Yamuna Expressway for this massive project.

If sources are to believed, Yogi Adityanath urged Baba Ramdev to reconsider his decision and assured him that all glitches will be removed through dialogue. He said his government would not let this dream project be dragged out of Uttar Pradesh.

“Today, a notice was issued to cancel the Mega Food Park approved by the Central Government in Greater Noida. The resolve to bring prosperity to the lives of the farmers of the holy land of Shri Ram and Krishna remained incomplete due to the indifference of the state government. #Patanjali has decided to shift the project elsewhere with immediate effect,” Acharya Balkrishna tweeted in Hindi.

In clarification, the state government said that the government had issued no notice of cancellation to the company. Reports also say that Patanjali had requested the government to split the land of 450 acres into 400 in Greater Noida and 50 acres elsewhere.



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