Food Processing Industry Current Affairs - 2020

Subsidy on the transportation of fruits and vegetables through Kisan Rail Trains Extended by 50%

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries have decided to extend the subsidy by 50% on the transportation of fruits and vegetables by the Kisan Rail Trains. Highlights The Ministry will provide Rs 10 crores in the beginning in order to operate the scheme. The money would be deposited with the Southern Central Railway. Railways would Read More…

27 Integrated Cold Chain Development Projects approved under Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPDA Yojana

On September 1, 2020, the Government of India approved 27 projects under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana. Under the project, integrated cold chains are to be developed. Highlights The new projects will generate direct and indirect employment for 16,000 people. It will benefit 2,57,000 farmers. These projects will help to boost farmer income and Read More…

First Mega Food Park of Mizoram inaugurated

On July 20, 2020, the Minister of food Processing Industry Harsimrat Kaur Badal e-inaugurated the first Mega Food Park in Mizoram. Highlights The Zoram Food Park (non-governmental) inaugurated in Mizoram is to provide employment to 5,000 persons and will benefit 25,000 farmers in primary processing centre and core processing centre. The park is expected to Read More…

Indo-Italian Business Mission on Food Processing inaugurated

On July 15, 2020, the Union Minister of Food Processing Industries Harsimrat Kaur Badal inaugurated the Digital Indo-Italian Business mission on Food Processing. Highlights The event is to be held for two days. During the event, trade fairs, digital conferences and back to back meetings are to be conducted. Around 23 Italian companies are to Read More…

GoI completes integrating Cold Chain Projects

On May 5, 2020, the Ministry of Food Processing held video conference to discuss about the completion of the integration of cold projects in the country. The promoters of the project were the main participants of the conference. Highlights Over 38 cold chain project promoters participated in the conference. The promoters shared their challenges and Read More…