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Food Processing

Food processing encompasses all the steps that food goes through from the time it is harvested to the time it arrives on consumer’s plate.  According to Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), processed foods can be classified into three types viz. Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. The primary processing includes basic cleaning, grading and packaging as in ..

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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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Italy: First Food Park in India

Italy recently launched the first “Mega Food Park” in India involving food processing facilities. It is the first Italian-Indian Food Park project launched in the country. About the Project The name of the project is “Mega Food Park”. The main aim of the project is to develop an interaction between agriculture and industry. Also, the ..

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Rajya Sabha passes National Institute of Food Technology Bill 2019

The Rajya Sabha has approved the “National Institute of Food Technology Bill, 2019” on March 15, 2021. Provision of the Bill This bill declares the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Kundli in Haryana and Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology, Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu as the “National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship ..

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Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana: Ministry of Food Processing approves Rs 234.68 crores of projects

On November 24, 2020, the Union Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar approved food processing projects of Rs 234.68 crores. Around seven proposals received under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana were approved. The proposals were sent under the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro Processing Cluster of PMKSY. National Food Processing Policy The policy was ..

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Tarun Gogoi, Ex-Chief Minister of Assam passed away

On November 23, 2020, Tarun Gogoi, former Chief Minister of Assam passed away due to post covid-19 complications. Mr Gogoi was diagnosed with COVID-19 in August 2020. He was then administered with the plasma therapy. The blood plasma therapy is a covid-19 treatment where the plasma of recovered covid-19 patient is injected into an active ..

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