The government on Tuesday approved seven projects to create infrastructure for agro-processing clusters with an estimated cost of Rs 235 crore.
Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar chaired the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) meeting through video conference to consider the proposals received under the Scheme for Creation of Infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC) of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY). The promoters of projects also participated through video conference.
"IMAC approved 7 proposals with total project cost of Rs 234.68 crores including grants-in-aid of Rs 60.87 crores in the states/UTs of Meghalaya, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra. "These projects will leverage private investment of Rs 173.81 crores and are expected to generate employment for 7,750 persons," an official statement said. The scheme for creation of infrastructure for Agro-Processing Cluster (APC) has been approved on May 3, 2017. PTI