Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Food Processing Industries
25-February-2011 16:34 IST
Share of Small Scale Industries Units in Food Processing Sector is 33%
Companies of big industrial houses and MNCs are engaged in Food Processing Sector in the country.

As per the competitiveness report of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) there as 25,367 registered food processing units in the country whose total invested capital is Rs. 84,094 crores. Annual turnover is Rs. 204,267 crores. Annual average growth rate of food processing sector was 7% in 2004 which has gone up over 14% in 2010.

Share of Small Scale Industries (SSI) units in food processing sector is 33%.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Shri Harish Rawat in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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