"The previous government could operationalise only six parks in their 10 years, while this government had inaugurated three food parks in its very first year and this year, another four parks would become operational," Badal told news agency on the sidelines of an Assocham event.
    
The Centre was aiming to make 42 mega food parks operational by end of 2019, which would yield a potential investment of about Rs 14,000 crore and would benefit about 12.5 lakh farmers.
    
These parks are expected to generate about 3-4 lakh direct and indirect jobs.Badal added that in each mega food park, 40-50 food processing units can be established.
    
She further said that food processing can significantly reduce wastage, generate employment, offer better prices to farmers and help in reducing food inflation.

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