MoFPI approves 28 food processing projects worth Rs 320 Cr

23 November 2020 | News

These 28 projects will create a processing capacity of 1237 MT daily Image Credit: Pixabay Image Credit: Pixabay

Under the CEFPPC Scheme by the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting chaired by Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister, FPI has approved 28 projects, with project costs of Rs 320.33 crores, supported with a grant of Rs 107.42 Crores by MoFPI. These projects spread over 10 states are likely to generate employment for nearly 10,000 people.

Tomar chaired the IMAC meeting through video conference to consider projects under the Scheme of Creation/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.

These 28 projects will create a processing capacity of 1237 MT daily and are spread across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharastra, J&K, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Assam, and Manipur. These 28 projects include 6 projects of north Eastern states with project costs of Rs 48.87 crores supported with a grant of Rs 20.35 Crores by MoFPI.

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