Government approves 28 food processing projects worth over Rs 320 crore

Projects to generate employment for over 10,000 people

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Twenty-eight projects, with project costs of Rs 320.33 crore, supported with a grant of Rs 107.42 crore by MoFPI, were approved under the CEFPPC Scheme by the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting chaired by Union Minister, FPI. These projects spread over ten states are likely to generate employment for nearly 10,000 people.

Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the IMAC meeting through video conference to consider projects under the Scheme of Creation or Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC) (Unit Scheme) under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) for necessary Grants-in-aid. Rameswar Teli, MoS FPI, was also present in the meeting. Promoters of the scheme attended the meeting virtually.

According to the press statement, these 28 projects will create a processing capacity of 1237 MT daily and are spread across Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, J&K, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Assam, and Manipur. These 28 projects include six projects of north Eastern states with project costs of Rs 48.87 crore supported with a grant of Rs 20.35 crore by MoFPI.

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