With the Smart City project proposed by Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (Tecom) for IT units at Cochin set to become a reality, the Kerala government is trying to extend the concept to other sectors. The state government is exploring the possibility of setting up a Food City at Cochin and a Knowledge City at Trivandrum on the lines of the Smart City. The Federal Minister of State for Food Processing Subodhkanth Sahai has offered assistance for the Food City mooted by State Food and Civil Supplies Department. Sahai promised to give Rs500 million committed by the Federal government for mega food parks for the proposed project when State Civil Supplies Minister C. Divakaran called on him at New Delhi on Friday. The state government has proposed to set up the city in 50 acres of land as a food processing zone. It will be registered under the Companies Act as a state government-owned entity. The state will have 26 per cent share in the venture. The remaining will be offered to the public.

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