Food Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras virtually inaugurated six food processing projects in Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Haryana. The total cost of projects inaugurated yesterday is about 76.76 crore rupees and the Ministry has given a grant of 24.19 crore rupees for these projects. These projects will also provide direct and indirect employment to more than 2 thousand people and benefit more than 6 thousand farmers in the surrounding areas.
In his address, Mr Paras said that these projects from Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Haryana will give impetus to the development of the food processing sector and will leverage additional investment. Mr Paras said, these projects will benefit the people associated with the food processing sector. He said, 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 Ministry of Food Processing Industries is celebrating Food Processing Week from 6th to 12th of this month under which the Ministry is organizing various programmes as a part of the Government of India’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence.