21 food processing units were inaugurated last week 21 food processing units were inaugurated last week

21 food processing units were inaugurated last week 21 food processing units were inaugurated last week

New Delhi, Sep 13 (PTI) The Food Processing Ministry on Monday said 21 units with a project cost of Rs 417 crore were inaugurated last week.

The Ministry organized ‘Food Processing Week’ during 6-12 September under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Food Processing Industries Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated 21 food processing units, an official statement said.

The total cost of these projects is Rs 416.59 crore. The Ministry has sanctioned a grant of Rs.104.21 crore for them.

The ministry said that through these projects value addition to the agricultural produce, their longevity as well as better price realization for the farmers would be possible. Better storage system for the products and new alternative market will be available to the farmers.

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