National Mission on Food Processing
SLEC approves key components
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Jan 24: The State Level Empowered Committee (SLEC) headed by Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal Thursday approved various key components under preparatory activities for the successful implementation of the National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) scheme in the State.
The Chief Secretary asked the J&K SIDCO, which is the Nodal agency to implement the scheme, to place the proposals submitted by entrepreneurs for availing financial assistance before the committee for approval.
He called for exploring partnership with JKEDI, Agriculture University and other agri institutions, besides taking responses and opinions from other concerned departments regarding the mission and its successful implementation.
The Committee also approved appointment of Consultant for preparation of Vision Document and as Programme Management Agency for Monitoring the entire Programme Implementation Process during the initial period of two years.
Managing Director, SIDCO informed the meeting that Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries has sanctioned Rs 5.62 crore out of the total allocation of Rs 7.50 crore grant-in-aid for implementation of NMFP main scheme during 2012-13.
He said that several prospective entrepreneurs, Self Help Groups, etc. approached the SIDCO and submitted their proposals for availing financial assistance under the NMFP scheme.
During the first phase of the 12th Plan, under the Scheme, State will implement various components including technology upgradation, establishment, modernization of food processing industries, cold chain, value addition and preservation infrastructure for non-horticulture produce, human resource development, etc.
The eligible sectors for financial assistance under the mission include fruits and vegetables, milk products, meat, poultry, cereal and other consumer products, oil seeds products, rice milling, flour milling, pulse processing and such other agri-horticulture sectors including food flavours and colours, oleoresins, spices, mushrooms etc.
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