28 Food Processing Projects worth over Rs 320 Crores Approved

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21 November 2020, New Delhi, IN: 28 projects, with project costs of Rs. 320.33 crores, supported with a grant of Rs. 107.42 Crores by MoFPI, were approved under the CEFPPC Scheme by the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting chaired by Union Minister, FPI, Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar. These projects spread over 10 states are likely to generate employment for nearly 10,000 people.

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Mr. Narendra Singh 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. Shri 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 andare 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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