Having taken India by storm, Patanjali has created a name as one of India’s leading FMCGs. So, it comes as no surprise that Nepal prime minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is on a four-day visit to the country, visited the Patanjali herbal food park in Haridwar on Sunday. With the highest security protocols in place, he took a tour of the whole facility.
Later, in a meeting with Patanjali CEO, Acharya Balkrishna, and Yoga Guru, Baba Ramdev, it was decided that Patanjali will set up a herbal food park in Nepal, similar to the one in Haridwar. Apart from this, it was also decided that they would set up a school and university as well.
Stressing that Patanjali can act as a strong link between the two countries, Dahal stated the role the organization could play in Nepal’s economic development. He noted that large quantities of herbs are being brought to Patanjali from Nepal and are subsequently being used for various products. “It will be of immense benefit to us if these are used there as Patanjali is doing here,” he remarked.
Baba Ramdev responded to Dahal’s request by saying that Patanjali would emulate the same model of prosperity for Nepal, as they have done in India. “We will set up a herbal food park and a university in Nepal. Not a single rupee from the profit generated from this business will be brought to India. Instead, it will be invested in Nepal for the benefit of its people,” he said.
Baba Ramdev and Balkrishna will shortly visit Nepal to work on the blueprints and all other requirements for the implementation of these agreements.