12.21: PM Narendra Modi concludes address, leaves venue. To fly back to Bangalore.
12.17: Farmers will never have to throw away fruits if natural juices are used for aerated drinks: PM
12.15: Food processing has immense potential. We need to cash in on the global opportunities for the benefit of our farmers: PM.
12.03: I don't know Kannada, but I was able to understand the CM's speech. The Union and State governments need to understand each other's language to aid the nation's progress: PM Narendra Modi
12.00: PM stresses on the need for Union and State governments to work together. Tumkur Food Park is one in which there has been a collaboration of the Central, State and private sector. This is important for the developement of the country.
11.57: PM addresses the gathering after inaugurating the Mega Food Park in Tumkur.
11.56: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inagurates Mega Food Park.
11.50: 6,000 farmers to benefit directly and 25,000 famers indirectly from the park, says CM
11.45:About the Food Park: The food park is a project of the ministry of food processing. It will become operational by December. By next year about 4,000 jobs will be created. Farmers will be able to directly sell their produce at the park. Farmers in Kolar, Shimoga and Tumkar to benefit.
11.40: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah addressing the Food Park inaugural function in Tumkur.
11.35: Governor Vajubha Vala, Chief Minister Siddramaiah, Union Ministers Sadananda Gowda, Ananth Kumar, G M Siddeswara at the function along with the PM.
11.32: The food park has been set up at a cost Rs 140-crore on a plot of 110 acres.
11.29: Tumkur Integrated Mega Food Park inaguration function begins.
11.15: Soon after his arrival, Mr. Modi was taken on a tour of the food park. CM Siddaramaiah and Governor Vajubhai Vala accompanied him.
11.10: PM Modi arrived at the Vasanthapura Industrial Estate near Tumkur to inaugurate the India Food Park which has come up on a 110 acres area.
10.50: A prayer meeting was held at the math. Governor Vajubhai Vala and director of Siddaganga Institute of Technology M.N. Chennabasappa were present. Modi spoke to students at the math.
10.45: PM Modi had a 10-minute meeeting with the Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swami at the math.
10.40: A man, said to be a Congress worker, who was dressed as Modi was evicted from the area, after BJP workers complained.
10.33: At the convention hall where the inauguration of the food park is taking place, the BJP supporters are seated on one side of the aisle and the Congress supporters are seated on the other side
10.32: The park is expected to act as a bridge between the farmers and consumers.
10.30: The mega food park is being promoted under public-private partnership.
10:11: Siddaganga seer has made immense contributions to the society, says PM Modi
10.10: Siddaganga seer hands over a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh to the PM for J&K flood relief work.
10:00: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Siddaganga Mutt in Tumkur