Food Processing Units to provide employment to 375 people & benefit 12500 farmers

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New Delhi: Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Shri Pashupati Kumar Paras virtually inaugurated 6 food processing projects in Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Haryana on 9th September 2021. Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Bharati Pawar also present through video conferencing.

The total cost of projects inaugurated today is about Rs. 76.76 crores and the Ministry has given a grant of Rs. 24.19 crores for these projects. These projects will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 2500 people and benefit about 6800 farmers in the surrounding areas.

In addition, 5 food processing units have been sanctioned by the Ministry in Agro-Processing Cluster set up by M/s Sahyadri Farmers Producers Company with a total project cost of Rs. 49.89 Cr. involving grants-in-aid of Rs. 20.21 Crore and so far grants-in-aid of Rs. 14.57 Crore has been released to these units. These 5 units will leverage private investment of Rs. 29.68 Cr. and provide direct and indirect employment to about 8375 people and benefit about 12500 farmers in the surrounding areas.

The projects inaugurated are as follows-

Project NameDistrict, StateSchemeProject Cost
(in Rs. crores)
Grant from the Ministry
(in Rs. crores)
M/s Sahyadri Farmers Producers CompanyNasik, MaharashtraAPC Scheme33.278.66
M/s Ashwamedh Engineers and ConsultantNasik, MaharashtraFTL4.602.17
M/s Microtech Food Testing LaboratoryPune, MaharashtraFTL1.540.77
M/s Numix IndustriesUdham Singh Nagar, UttarakhandCEFPPC10.483.95
M/s Shell Mount FreshSonipat, HaryanaCold Chain Scheme24.088.64
Bakery Pilot PlantSonipat, Haryana (NIFTEM)BFL2.79—-

The success story of the beneficiary of the PMFME scheme, Siba Baba Brahma Kumari Self Help Group, was also published today on the Ministry’s website in the ‘Atmanirbhar Enterprises’ series.

The Ministry also organized ‘One District One Product’ Webinar on Sesame Processing & Value Addition under the PMFME Scheme at Karauli, Rajasthan. Besides, Rs. 1.51 Cr. as Seed Capital has been transferred to Village Organization (VO)/ Cluster Level Federations (CLF) of SRLM for 457 SHG members in Punjab under the PMFME Scheme.