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 - #BoycottPatanjali Trends on Twitter As Netizens Slam Baba Ramdev's Company For Selling 'Fake' Honey & Not Supporting Farmers' Protests
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 - Patanjali Sells More Than 2.5 Million Coronil Kits in 4 Months, Profits Cross Rs 250 Crore
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 - Baba Ramdev Falls Off Elephant While Doing Yoga, No Injuries; Video Goes Viral
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.