Ministry of Food Processing Industries - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 (Download PDF)

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India hosts World Food India 2017 “the Kumbh Mela of Indian Food” . World Food India strengthens India՚s position as a Global Food Factory. Mega Food Parks operationalized; Among others Facilities such as Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots launched in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu.

Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/Gs 2018)
  • Food and agro-based processing unit and cold chain infrastructure classified under agriculture activities for Priority Sector Lending.
  • Service Tax on pre-conditioning, pre-coding, ripening, waxing, retail packaging and labelling of fruits and vegetables exempted in cold chain projects.
  • Investment tracking and facilitation Desk of Invest India set up in the Ministry.

Highlights of the major achievements are as follows:

  • World Food India, 2017 organized
  • Investors Portal ‘Nivesh Bandhu’ Launched: The unique portal is aimed at bringing together information on Central and State government policies and incentives provided for the food-processing sector. The portal also includes Food Map of India.
  • India showcased as the preferred investment destination: MoUs worth investment intent of USD 13.56 billion from Domestic and foreign investors were signed during WFI 2017. World Food India helped strengthen India՚s position as a Global Food Factory.
  • Food Street: A Guinness book record was established during the event for Chefs preparing 918 kg of nutritious Khichdi noted as the ubiquitous comfort, wellness food. ‘NO WASTE ON MY PLATE’ to make India Food Secure.
  • MoFPI ′ s International Participation: MoFPI showcased India ′ s strength in Food Processing Industries by participating in international food exhibitions such as Salon International de l ′ ALimentation (SIAL) in France and as a partner country in Allgemeine Nahrungs Und Genußmittel Ausstellung (ANUGA) in Germany.
  • Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana: Target creation of Infrastructure and increasing capacities of processing and preservation in entire supply chain of food processing sector right from farm gate to retail outlets.

Mega Food Parks

  • Ministry of Food Processing Industries is focusing on boosting the food processing industry.
  • A Mega Food Park is likely to benefit about 25000 farmers apart from creating employment for 5000 persons, especially in rural areas.
  • Mega Food Park projects at Satara (Maharashtra) , Ajmer (Rajasthan) , and Agartala (Tripura) are at advanced stage for operationalisation by the end of current financial year.

During the Year, the Following Mega Food Parks Were Operationalized

  1. Patanjali Food and Herbal Park, Haridwar (Uttarakhand) ;
  2. The Indus Mega Food Park, Khargone (Madhya Pradesh) ;
  3. Jharkhand Mega Food Park Ranchi (Jharkhand) ,
  4. Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park, Murshidabad (West Bengal)
  5. Srini Food Park, Chittoor, (Andhra Pradesh) ;
  6. North East Mega Food Park, Nalbari, (Assam) ;
  7. International Mega Food Park, Fazilka, (Punjab) ;
  8. Integrated Food Park, Tumkur, (Karnataka) ;
  9. MITS Mega Food Park Pvt Ltd, Rayagada, (Odisha

Foundation Stone for the Following Mega Food Parks Laid

  1. Punjab Agro Industries Corporation Mega Food Park Project, Ludhiana
  2. Mega Food Park developed by KINFRA at Palakkad in Kerala
  3. Mega Food Park developed by KSIDC at Alappuzha in Kerala
  4. Maize Based Mega Food Park in Kapurthala, Punjab

Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure

  • 16 projects have been operationalised in 2017.
  • During last three and half years, 74 Integrated Cold Chain projects have been made operational taking the total number of Cold Chain projects to 111.
  • Setting up/Modernization of Abattoirs, one project at Panaji (Goa) has been operationalised.
  • 10 Food Testing Labs have been completed.
  • Common Food Processing Incubation Center for Shallots launched at Perambalur in collaboration with Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) .

To Aid MoFPI՚s Objectives, FsSAI Simplified Product Approval

  • Approved a large number of new Additives harmonized with the International Codex Standards.
  • Proprietary foods (except novel food and nutraceuticals) that use ingredients and additives approved in the regulations will no longer require product approval.
  • NIFTEM at Kundli, Sonepat, Haryana and IIFPT at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu are being developed by the Government as the Centres of Excellence.
  • FSSAI, the apex Regulatory body for Food Safety in India announced a powerful new tool called ‘the Food Regulatory Portal.’

National Food Processing Policy: Approach Paper on the National Food Processing Policy has been uploaded on MoFPI website and suggestions are invited from all stakeholders and general public.

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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