Training to Labouers in Food Processing Sector





Training to Labouers in Food Processing Sector
Ministry of Food Processing Industries has a scheme for Human Resource Development (HRD) in the Food Processing Sector. The HRD scheme is being implemented through State Governments under the National Mission on Food Processing. The scheme has the following four components:
i. Creation of infrastructure facilities for degree/diploma courses in food processing sector,

ii. Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP),
iii. Food Processing Training Centres (FPTC),
iv. Training at recognized institutions at State/National level.
There are also two academic-cum-research institutions under the Ministry viz. National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) at Kundli, Sonepat, Haryana and the Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT) at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, which offer academic programmes at Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. level in food processing. These institutes are also conducting short-term training in food processing including training to the unskilled persons.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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Small Food Processing Units
As per the latest census [Fourth All India Census of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME)] conducted (with base reference year 2006-07), wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12, the estimated number of registered food processing units in MSME sector were 2.23 lakh.
The Government facilitates the promotion and development of MSME sector including food processing units, through implementation of various schemes/programmes relating to credit, infrastructure development, technology upgradation, marketing, entrepreneurial/skill development etc. The major schemes include Credit Guarantee Scheme, Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme, Performance and Credit Rating Scheme, Cluster Development Programme, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme, Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme and Skill Development Programme.
As per the latest MSME Census (2006-07), the contribution of food processing units in MSME sector, in terms of value addition, was Rs. 42, 659 crore. In terms of employment, the total number of persons engaged in registered food processing units in MSME sector was 14.68 lakh.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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Mini Mills of Pulses
Ministry of Food Processing Industries has provided subsidy to various Food Processing Industries including Mini Pulses Mills in the country including Uttar Pradesh under the Scheme of Technology Upgradation/ Establishment/ Modernization of Food Processing Industries (TUS).
Under the Scheme for Technology Upgradation/ Establishment/ Modernization of Food Processing Industries implemented during 11th Plan, the financial assistance has been provided for setting up of new food processing units as well as Technological Upgradation and Expansion of existing units. Ministry extends financial assistance in the form of grant-in-aid to entrepreneurs @ 25% of the cost of Plant & Machinery and Technical Civil Works subject to a maximum of Rs. 50 lakhs in general areas or 33.33% subject to a maximum of Rs. 75 lakhs in difficult areas. The committed/spillover liabilities of 11th Plan is being considered during 12th Plan under the scheme. Now, the said scheme has been subsumed in the National Mission on Food Processing(NMFP) implemented through State/UT Governments during 12th Plan i.e. w.e.f. 1.4.2012. Under the Mission, State Governments are empowered to receive the applications, sanction and release the grants-in-aid to the eligible beneficiaries. Mission also provides flexibility to States / UTs in the selection of beneficiaries and location of projects etc. for the development of food processing sectors.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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Agricultural Parks
Ministry of Food Processing Industries is not implementing any Scheme for development of Agricultural Parks in the country. However, it is implementing a Mega Food Parks Scheme for development of modern infrastructure for food processing sector in the country. A total of 42 Mega Food Parks have been approved by the Government for setting-up in the country. Out of these, 21 Mega Food Parks have been accorded final approval and are at various stages of implementation while 4 proj
The Ministry has already accorded Final Approval to a Mega Food Park in Karnataka at Tumkur which is nearing completion. Further, in response to the Expression of Interest (EoI)/proposal invited by the Ministry on 10.02.2014 to fill up the existing vacancies of Mega Food Parks, a total 72 proposals have been received for setting-up Mega Food Parks in various parts of the country including 3 proposals from Karnataka. These proposals are being appraised by the Ministry.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.
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