Founders Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna
Headquarter Haridwar, India
Revenue 5,000 crore (US$740 million) (2015-16)
No of employees: 200,000 (According 2011–12)
The conceptualization of the PFHPL, ( Patanjali Food and Herbal Park ) at Padartha Haridwar is the result of imitative shown by the SPV, constituted for the purpose, headed by Acharya Balkrishan Ji, International Authority in Ayurveda, and the Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Govt. of India. Under their Mega food park scheme, the MOFPI, Govt. of India, encourages the likeminded entrepreneurs to form a special group called Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with the specific aim of developing basic infrastructure for an agglomeration of food industries enabling them to grow into a thriving agro- based industrial hub. The larger purpose is to provide a growth stimulus to the rural economy by creating a demand for their conventional and nonconventional produce as also to meet the growing demand for quality based products in the urban world. A successful backward and forward linkage makes the model an engine for uplifting the rural economy of the country out of the vortex of stagnation, where it finds itself today.
With the first of its kind in the country coming up at Padartha, Haridwar surrounded by an appropriate catchment area of an impoverished hilly economy of Uttarakhand, this initiative is a great challenge for the present and holds a great promise for the future.