Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel inaugurated Gujarat's first ever Gama Radiation Processing Facility (GRPF) at Ramnagar village near Bavla town in Ahmedabad district on Friday.
With a Central government grant under the national agriculture development scheme, the GRPF plant has been set up by the Gujarat state government-owned Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC) to preserve agri-produce through irradiation, which kills insects.
Patel said that the setting up of GRPF, is a step forward to uplift financial conditions of farmers. "The plant would make farm produce insect-free through irradiation process at very nominal expenditure. Through this process, farm produce is preserved for a very long period," Patel said, while inaugurating the GRPF plant.
Gujarat agriculture minister Babu Bokhiaria said that this wouild also help farmers export their products to international markets.