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Centre approves projects worth ₹363 crore in food processing sector

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on February 17, 2021

The Centre has approved projects worth ₹363.4 crore in the food processing space. The nod was given by the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee chaired by the Union Minister of Food Processing Narendra Singh Tomar.

The proposals were received under the scheme for creation for infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC) and the scheme for Creation/ Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC) under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY), the official statement added.

Eleven proposals under the CEFPPC scheme, with a total project cost of ₹113.08 crore including grants-in-aid of ₹36.30 crore in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Karnataka, Mizoram & Gujarat have been approved. “These projects will leverage private investment of ₹76.78 crore and are expected to generate employment to 3700 persons & benefit 6800 farmers,” the statement added.

Meanwhile, nine proposals with a total project cost of ₹250.32 crore. including grants-in-aid of ₹66.61 crore in the States of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Rajasthan have also been approved. “These projects will leverage private investment of ₹183.71 crore and are expected to generate employment to 8,260 persons & benefit 36,000 farmers,” the Ministry stated.

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Published on February 17, 2021
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