Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has proposed a hundred food processing units at the rate of at least one in each Assembly constituency of the 30 districts in the State.
The officials have been asked to explore the means for Central funding to the food processing units. To encourage farm mechanisation, the CM has ordered a supply of plantation machines at 50 per cent subsidy in all mandals.
The CM has pressed the need for more ginning mills and formation of rice mills cluster due to the possibility of higher paddy cultivation in kharif on account of availability of plenty of rain water.
He has also announced the constitution of a Cabinet sub-committee to take steps to prevent food adulteration, encourage food processing industry and ensure Minimum Support Price for farmers.