Government took a big decision: In a meeting chaired by Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, 28 food processing units with a project cost of Rs 320.33 crore have been approved. These projects approved in 10 states will provide employment to more than 10 thousand people. These include 6 projects of Northeast India.
Inter Ministerial Approval Committee meeting to consider proposals received under the Food Processing and Preservation Capacity Building / Extension (CEFPPC) scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana – Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana, through video conference by Union Minister Tomar Presided over. Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameshwar Teli was also present in the meeting. The promoters of the projects also participated in the video conference.
The Food Processing and Preservation Capacity Creation / Extension Scheme was approved on 3 May 2017 under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana for the establishment of food processing units. The main objective of the scheme is to build processing and preservation capabilities and to modernize / expand existing food processing units, which will increase the level of processing, add value and reduce the wastage of food grains.
These states will benefit
The Inter-Ministerial Committee approved 28 food processing units in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Assam and Manipur with a total project cost of Rs 320.33 crore, with a grant-in-aid of Rs 107.42 crore. also includes. These projects will be implemented with a private investment of Rs 212.91 crore, in which about 10,500 people will get employment.
With this, their food processing capacity will be 1,237 MT per day. These projects also include 6 projects with a total cost of Rs 48.87 crore and a grant of Rs 20.35 crore under the unit scheme, which will prove to be helpful in the development of food processing in Northeast India. Also, will create direct and indirect employment for the people there.