Ministry of Food Processing to prepare National Food Map


The ministry of Food Processing Industries is preparing a National Food Map that showcases all agriculture and livestock produce and food processing potential states and areas so that necessary steps could be taken by suitable interventions.

Speaking at an Interactive Roundtable meeting organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi, the minister for Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that the Prime Minister’s one of the primary focus areas is “to use ‘agro technology’ to boost ‘agro based industries’. She also said that as a minister her focus is on:

•  Installing Food Processing Growth Engines at village farm level so that agriculture gets a boost and wastage is reduced.

•  Apart from our focus being on reducing our fruits and vegetable wastage and losses, we also need to optimize yield from per acreage of land by inducting better technology simultaneously to give double benefit to farmers.

•  We wish to develop entire North East Region into Organic Food Processing Zones, and we seek to develop Special Food Processing Zones in the country.

•  Special focus on small scale food processing units for women to make them financially self-reliant.

•  To encourage special food processing units to impart skill development to augment skills and bring up a skilled workforce.

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