Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Virtual Inauguration of 6 Food Processing Projects in Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Haryana by the Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras

Food Processing Week organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'

Release of Rs. 1.51 Cr. as Seed Capital transferred to Village Organization (VO)/ Cluster Level Federations (CLF) of SRLM for 457 SHG members in Punjab

Webinar on Sesame Processing & Value Addition under 'One District One Product' at Karauli, Rajasthan under the PMFME scheme

Publishing the success story of Siba Baba Brahma Kumari Self Help Group in the 'Atmanirbhar Enterprises' series on the Ministry's website

Posted On: 09 SEP 2021 8:45PM by PIB Delhi

Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras virtually inaugurated 6 food processing projects in Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Haryana here today. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pawar also graced the occasion through video conferencing.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries is celebrating Food Processing Week from 6 September 2021 to 12 September 2021, under which the Ministry is organizing various programmes as a part ofthe Government of India’s'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to commemorate 75 years of India's Independence.

The total cost of projects inaugurated today is about Rs. 76.76 crores, and the Ministry has given a grant of Rs. 24.19 crores for these projects. These projects will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 2500 people and benefit about 6800 farmers in the surrounding areas.

In addition, 5 food processing units have been sanctioned by the Ministry in Agro Processing Cluster set up by M/s Sahyadri Farmers Producers Company with total project cost of Rs. 49.89 Cr. involving grants-in-aid of Rs. 20.21 Crore and so far grants-in-aid of Rs. 14.57 Crore has been released to these units. These 5 units will leverage private investment of Rs. 29.68 Cr. and provide direct and indirect employment to about 8375 people and benefit about 12500 farmers in the surrounding areas.

In his address, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras said that this entire week is being devoted to the food processing industry and there are several other activities aligned for the next four days. We are inaugurating six food processing projects and these projects will further elevate the food processing sector.

He added that these projects from Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Haryana will give impetus to the development of the food processing sector and will leverage additional investment. These projects will benefit the people associated with the food processing sector. With this, farmers will get better prices for their agriproducts, and their income will also increase, and new employment opportunities will be created for youth looking for their future in this field.

The projects inaugurated are as follows-

 

Project Name

District, State

Scheme

Project Cost
(in Rs. crores)

Grant from the Ministry
(in Rs. crores)

M/s Sahyadri Farmers Producers Company

Nasik, Maharashtra

APC Scheme

33.27

8.66

M/s Ashwamedh Engineers and Consultant

Nasik, Maharashtra

FTL

4.60

2.17

M/s Microtech Food Testing Laboratory

Pune, Maharashtra

FTL

1.54

0.77

M/s Numix Industries

Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

CEFPPC

10.48

3.95

M/s Shell Mount Fresh

Sonipat, Haryana

Cold Chain Scheme

24.08

8.64

Bakery Pilot Plant

Sonipat, Haryana (NIFTEM)

BFL

2.79

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The success story of the beneficiary of the PMFME scheme, Siba Baba Brahma Kumari Self Help Group, was also published today on the Ministry's website in the 'Atmanirbhar Enterprises' series.

The Ministry also organized 'One District One Product' Webinar on Sesame Processing & Value Addition under the PMFME Scheme at Karauli, Rajasthan. Besides, Rs. 1.51 Cr. as Seed Capital has been transferred to Village Organization (VO)/ Cluster Level Federations (CLF) of SRLM for 457 SHG members in Punjab under the PMFME Scheme.

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