Rural Development Minister K.C. Joseph laid the foundation stone for the Khadi and Village Industries Park at Pappinissery here on Thursday.

The park, which is being developed by the Kerala Khadi and Village Industries Board to provide entrepreneurial opportunities, will comprise 30 buildings with facilities for khadi and village industries.

Mr. Joseph said the khadi and village industries in the State were emerging as a challenge to products of big companies. He said that the works would be completed in time.

K.A. Shaji, legislator, presided.