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‘Great potential for food processing industries in NE’

‘Great potential for food  processing industries in NE’
Ministry of Food Processing Industries conducted a study through North-Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd. (NERAMAC) based at Guwahati to assess the scope and potential of food processing industries in the States of Assam, Mizoram and Tripura.

The study revealed that the production volumes of various crops in these States currently do not provide the economics of scale for setting up of large food processing industries, except for pineapple. As far as vegetables are concerned, the crops like carrots, peas, tomatoes and ginger offer good scope for processing and value addition, subject to promoting commercial production in these crops.

Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti explained, “MoFPI has been implementing central sector schemes in the country including North-East for providing modern infrastructure for food processing industries. The schemes are Mega Food Parks, Cold Chain, Value Addition & Preservation Infrastructure, Modernization of Abattoirs and Quality Assurance, Codex, R&D and Other Promotional Activities during 12th Plan. In addition, Ministry had also launched a Centrally Sponsored Scheme – National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) in the country including in NE during the 12th Five Year Plan.”
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