Post Yogi balm, Ramdev says project will remain in Uttar Pradesh

CM Yogi Adityanath went into a damage control exercise and talked to Yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali MD Acharya Balkrishna.

Published: 07th June 2018 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2018 04:43 AM   |  A+A-

Baba Ramdev (File photo)

Express News Service

LUCKNOW:  A day after Patanjali Ayurveda Limited (PAL) threatened to pull out the 6,000-crore mega food park project from Uttar Pradesh due to the government’s indifference and delay in competing formalities to facilitate land transfer, CM Yogi Adityanath went into a damage control exercise and talked to Yoga guru Ramdev and Patanjali MD Acharya Balkrishna, assuring them all help in setting up the project in Greater Noida.

Yogi also directed officials to prepare all documents within a week and expedite the process for setting up the project. On his part, Ramdev also assured the Chief Minister that the food park would remain in Uttar Pradesh only. The MoU for the 455 acre mega project along the Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida was signed between Patanjali and then CM Akhilesh Yadav’s regime in November, 2016.

Explaining the delay in land transfer, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday claimed that Patanjali Ayurveda Limited’s request for sub-leasing 91 acres cropped up on March 23, 2018, after the Central government gave its approval to Patanjali Food and Herbal Park Noida Private Limited in principle allowing it to set up the mega food park. Patanjali’s proposal to transfer the land from one company to other was to be approved by the Cabinet in the next meeting. Industrial Development Minister Satish Mahana said, “There were some technical issues involved. We are bringing a proposal in this regard to the Cabinet.”

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp