Haryana notifies food processing, agri-business policy


In order to give impetus to food processing industry and generate employment opportunities in the State, Haryana Government has notified the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018’.


The policy aims to attract an investment of Rs 3,500 crore and generate 20,000 new jobs in the food processing sector.


One of the primary goals of the policy is to increase the level of processing in perishables such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, and fishery by 10 per cent in the next five years.


According to Haryana Industries Minister Vipul Goel, the new policy endeavours to give the required impetus to the food processing industry in the State and make Haryana a final destination of choice for investments in food processing sector. Further by establishing efficient forward and backward linkages, it aims to create greater employment opportunities across the entire food value chain, thus promoting agriculture and rural prosperity.


At present, Haryana has more than 3,000 operative food processing units. The State is equipped with four food parks with two fully functional food parks at Rai and Saha.


Apart from this, mega food parks at Barhi and Rohtak are being set-up with the state-of-art common infrastructure facilities under the Union Ministry of Food Processing scheme of mega food parks.


Also, nine cold chain projects are currently being implemented under MoFPI assistance in Haryana. Out of these, four projects have already been completed and five are on-going.

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