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The grant was approved in a virtual meeting of the Interministerial Approval Committee headed by Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
- These food processing projects will be set up in 10 states
- 320.33 crores will be cost on 28 projects
The central government said on Saturday that a grant of Rs 107.42 crore has been approved for implementing 28 food processing projects. These projects will be held in 10 states. About 10,000 people are expected to get employment in them.
The decision was taken at a virtual meeting of the Interministerial Approval Committee (IMAC) headed by Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana (PMKSY) an application was made for the necessary grants for these projects through the Creation and Expansion of Food Processing and Preservation Capacities (CEFPPC) scheme. An official statement said that IMAC approved these 28 projects costing Rs 320.33 crore under the CEFPPC scheme.
6 projects of Northeast will get grant of Rs 20.35 crore
According to the statement, they will get support of Rs 107.42 crore from the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. A grant of Rs 20.35 crore has been approved for 6 projects of North Eastern states. These projects are worth Rs 48.87 crore.
Processing capacity of 1,237 tonnes per day will be created
All the projects will create a processing capacity of 1,237 tonnes per day. These projects will be set up in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Assam and Manipur. About 10,000 people are expected to get employment in these projects.