Food Processing Week
Food Processing Week was organized by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries from September 6 to 12 this year. The event was organized as part of the â€˜Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsavâ€™ celebrations.
The purpose of the Food Processing Week is to modernize infrastructure for Indiaâ€™s Food Processing Industries. During the week, 21 food processing projects were inaugurated by the Central Government. The total cost of these projects is Rs.416.59 crore. They were provided a grant-in-aid of Rs.104.21 crore. These projects will increase value addition, ensure longer shelf life for farm produce, boost employment and provide alternate markets for farmers.