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Government of India
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
22-November-2010 16:36 IST
Employment in Food Processing Industries
Food Processing Industries is highly employment intensive. Presently food processing sector in India employs about 13 million people directly and about 35 million people indirectly. It is estimated that for every Rs.One Crore invested, it creates 18 jobs directly and 64 jobs indirectly in the organised sector and 20 jobs in the unorganised sector across the supply chain. This information was given by Shri Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Food Processing Industries in the Lok Sabha in a written reply. The Minister further informed the House that the Ministry of Food Processing Industries does not maintain the data of workers employed in unorganised section. The growth rate of this industry is approx. 14.21%, the Minister said.