Food Processing Industry Current Affairs, GK & News

India exports first contingent of plant-based meat products

The APEDA has facilitated the export of first contingent of plant-based meat products under vegan food category from Gujarat to California, US. Key facts Vegan food products are highly popular in the developed countries because of their rich fibre, high nutrient content and lesser cholesterol levels. India’s first contingent of plant-based meat products were exported ..

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Convergence Portal between AIF, PMFME scheme & PMKSY

A convergence portal was jointly launched by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to increase the potential of India’s agriculture and food processing sector. Key facts The convergence portal brings together Agriculture Infrastructure Fund (AIF) scheme, Pradhan Mantri Micro Food Enterprises Upgradation Scheme (PMFME) and Pradhan ..

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Food Processing Ministry Grievance Cell

Union Food Processing Ministry has created a dedicated grievance cell, for maintaining uninterrupted supplies of food-related essentials. Key Points Decision to create ‘grievance cell’ was taken as State governments in India have started imposing several restrictions for curbing the surge in Covid cases. Grievance cell is meant for the food and food-related industry for ensuring ..

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Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Formalisation of Micro food Processing Enterprises (PMFME) Scheme was launched under the Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan to boost the existing micro-enterprises in the nation’s food processing industry’s unorganized segment. It also looks to promote and provide support to the various Self-Help Groups (SHG), Farmer Producer Organisations (FPO), and Producers Cooperatives of the country. Overview: ..

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Guidelines issued for PLI Scheme for Food Processing Industry

The Government of India recently issued guidelines for the “Production Linked Scheme” of Food Processing Industry. The GoI had earlier approved the PLI Scheme for Food Processing under the “Atma Nirbhar Bharat” with an outlay of 10,900 crores of rupees. The scheme is to be implemented between 2021-22 and 2026-27. Categories in the Guidelines The ..

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Export of processed food products increase by 27% during April-February 20-21

The exports of processed food products during April-February 2020-21 grew by 26.51%. Their exports amounted to Rs 43,798 crores during this period. Exports of Processed Food Products The major food products exported during 2020-21 were processed vegetables, pulses, processed fruits and juices, guar gum, groundnuts, milled products, oil meals, alcoholic beverages and oil meals. The ..

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