Govt taking steps to promote food processing industry: MoS

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Govt taking steps to promote food processing industry: MoS
For promotion and development of food processing industries including organic food processing industries in the country, the Government is implementing Central Sector Schemes for Infrastructure Development (a) Mega Food Parks (b) Integrated Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure, Scheme of Technology Upgradation/ Establishment/ Modernization of Food Processing Industries, Scheme for Quality Assurance, Codex Standards, Research & Development and Other Promotional Activities, Scheme for Human Resource Development and Scheme of Strengthening of Institutions.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

The Government has launched a Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) being implemented by the State Governments/Union Territories.

The components of the NMFP are (i) Scheme of Technology up-gradation/ Establishment/ Modernization of Food Processing Industries (ii)Scheme for Cold Chain, Value Addition and Preservation Infrastructure for Non-Horticulture Products (iii) Scheme for Modernization of Abattoirs (iv) Scheme for Human Resource Development (v) Scheme for Promotional Activities (vi) Scheme for Creating Primary Processing Centres / Collection Centres in Rural Areas (vii) Modernization of Meat -Shops and (viii) Reefer Vans /Vehicles.

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