The Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting chaired by Narendra Singh Tomar, union minister of Ministry of Food Processing Industries MoFPI has approved 28 projects, with project costs of Rs. 320.33 crores, supported with a grant of Rs. 107.42 Crores under CEFPPC (Creation/Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities) Scheme. The projects spread over 10 states are likely to generate employment for nearly 10,000 people.
Union Minister chaired the IMAC meeting through video conference to consider projects under the Scheme of Creation/Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities 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.
The 28 projects will create a processing capacity of 1237 MT daily. The projects 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.