Ministry of Food Processing Industries


Ministry of Food Processing Industries

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries was set up in the year 1988, with a view to develop a strong and vibrant food processing industry,and to create increased employment in rural sector and enable farmers to reap the benefits of modern technology, creatation of surplus for exports and stimulating demand for processed food. The ministry, as of May 2008, is headed by Subodh Kant Sahay, a Minister of State with Independent Charge

Functions of The Ministry

The functions of the Ministry fall under three categories--
*Policy support and developmental
*Promotional and technical
*Advisory and regulatory

Goals of MFPI

*Better utilization and value addition of agricultural produce for enhancement of income of farmers.
*Minimizing wastage at all stages in the food processing chain by the development of infrastructure for storage, transportation and processing of agro-food produce.
*Induction of modern technology into the food processing industries from both domestic and external sources.
*Maximum utilization of agricultural residues and by-products of the primary agricultural produce as also of the processed industry.
*To encourage R&D in food processing for product and process development and improved packaging.
*To provide policy support, promotional initiatives and physical facilities to promote value added exports

References

[http://mofpi.nic.in]


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