New Delhi, June 5: Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has decided to shift its Rs 20 billion mega food project, Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, out of Greater Noida after the Uttar Pradesh government reportedly denied permission for its setup. According to the reports, Ramdev’s Patanjali will now shift the project to some other state.Also Read - Chhattisgarh Police Files FIR Against Yoga Guru Ramdev for Spreading 'False Information' on Allopathy
Reacting to the development, Patanjali Ayurved’s co-founder and MD Acharya Balkrishna said that the decision to shift the food park has been taken due to the Uttar Pradesh government’s “disappointing attitude”. In a tweet, Balkrishna further added that the project could have improved the lives of many farmers by giving them employment. Also Read - After Bhutan, Now Nepal Stops Distribution Of Coronil Kits Gifted By Patanjali Group
He said that the food park project, which also had the central government’s approval, has been cancelled. “The project would have brought prosperity to the land of Lord Rama and Krishna. The project has remained a dream due to the disappointing attitude of the UP government. We have decided to shift the park to another location,” he said. Also Read - HC Issues Summons to Baba Ramdev Over Plea on False Info About Coronil Kit
In the year 2016, former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had laid the foundation of the park. In 2015, an in-principle approval was given by the Modi government. Around 455 acres of land was allocated for the Patanjali Food and Herbal Park in Greater Noida, according to the reports.