Tomar added that due to untiring efforts of farmers of these two states, India is not only self reliant in food grains but is food surplus. He said that Punjab has been ahead in production of rice and wheat however, due to reduced ground water levels, diversification of crops is required for which Punjab farmers have taken several steps.
"Food processing sector needs to be focussed upon so that farmers get fair prices and related sectors can also benefit," he said in a statement. The Sukhjit mega food park is equipped with warehouses, silos ,cold storage, deep freezer and other related food processing facilities.
Tomar said that the government is continuously working for welfare of farmers under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A Rs 10,000 crore fund has been created under Aatmanirbhar Bharat, for development of food processing sector which will benefit farmers and create employment opportunities, he said. Rameswar Teli, MoS, food processing, said that latest technology and processing facilities will reduce wastage of food products and ensure fair prices for farmers.
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5 Comments on this Story
Valerian Pereira55 days ago
All 29 States set up:
State of art Food Parks along with Dry ports: chiller and cold storages.
Al traditional foods pertaining to every sttae.;
ex: Rasgolla of Calcatta:
Masala dosa of karnataka:
Sambar of Andhra.
Start mega production with Highest .. clean specs /standards.
Like HALDI RAMS
Danish/Sweden /german cos.to set up best Plants.
Dr. Amitabha De56 days ago
All INDIAN states and UT's should have the following:
3. Complete Manufacturing.
4. Complete E-Commerce based Business Models for Domestic and Global Markets.
Sanujit Roy56 days ago
Today jobs are declining across sectors