As many as 28 food processing projects, with the project costs of Rs.320.33 crore have been approved by the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC). The projects are spread over 10 states, including Manipur and Assam in the Northeast, and are expected to generate employment for nearly 10,000 people.
The projects approved under the CEFPPC Scheme is supported with a grant of Rs 107.42 crore by MoFPI. The six projects in Assam and Manipur, with a project cost of Rs 48.87 crore, are supported with a grant of Rs. 20.35 crore by MoFPI, the Food Processing Industries Ministry stated in a release.
FPI Minister Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the IMAC meeting through video conference on Saturday to consider projects under the Scheme of Creation/Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC) (Unit Scheme) under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) for necessary Grants-in-aid.
These 28 projects will create a processing capacity of 1237 MT daily. Six of the total 28 projects are spread over Northeast. The rest of the projects are in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharastra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand
Rameswar Teli, MoS FPI, was also present in the meeting. Promoters of the scheme attended the meeting virtually.