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259 Million Tonne Foodgrain Production Likely This Year

Comments Off | 12-31-2013

The year 2013 has been significant for Indian agriculture. The production of foodgrains is likely to reach record level; in a year in which other economic parameters have not been too encouraging, agriculture growth is likely to surpass the target of four percent.
Public Investment in the farm sector has gone

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Food Processing Sector Witnesses Fast Growth, Rising Exports in Recent Years

Comments Off | 12-27-2013

The food processing sector has witnessed fast growth, employment generation and export earnings in the recent past. In major indicators, the growth in this sector has been better than other industries and the economy as a whole.
On its part, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has contributed to encouraging investment into the sector, improving infrastructure,

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Investors’ Portal for Food Processing Industry Launched Shri Tariq Anwar Releases Compilation on Facilities Available to Investors in Different States

Comments Off | 10-16-2013

Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, Shri Tariq Anwar launched “Investors’ Portal” for Food Processing Industry here today.
Investors’ portal intends to provide information, particularly to investors, about infrastructure facilities for setting up food processing units, availability of raw material, marketing infrastructure, sector specific State agencies, and fiscal incentives in a user friendly

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259 MT Foodgrain Production Target this Year

Comments Off | 08-27-2013

Government of India has set production targets for crops including foodgrains for the year 2013-14.  The crop-wise production targets for 2013-14 are as follows:

Crops
Production Target
(in million tonnes)

Total Foodgrains
259.00

Rice
105.00

Wheat
92.50

Pulses
19.00

Coarse Cereals
42.50

Oilseeds
31.00

Sugarcane
340.00

Cotton*
35.00

Jute & Mesta**
12.00

*(in million bales of 170 kg each)
**(in million bales of 180 kg each)

Government of India is implementing various Crop

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Foodgrain Production Estimated at 255.36 MT

Comments Off | 07-22-2013

The Government today released the 4th advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2012-13.   As per the latest estimates, India has produced 255.36 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2012-13 compared to 259.29 million tonnes in the previous year.
The production estimates for major crops for 2012-13 are as follows:
Total foodgrains  –  255.36 million tonnes
Rice  –  104.40 million

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Approval for continuation of the National Mission on Food Processing

Comments Off | 06-28-2013

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs today approved the continuation of the National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) for the remainder of 12th Five Year Plan (2013-17) based on detailed proposals submitted by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI).
The NMFP outlay for 2012-17 has been kept at Rs. 1,600 crore consisting of Rs. 1,250

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Recent initiatives impart resilience to indian farming, lead to record foodgrain production

Comments Off | 06-3-2013

Now that the Indian Metrological Department has declared onset of monsoon over Kerala and has predicted nearly normal monsoon this year, the country is poised for another bumper harvest.
The foodgrain production reached record 259.32 million tonne in 2011-12 and the country was able to achieve foodgrain production of 255.36 million tonne despite deficient and erratic

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New Guidelines Issued by FSSAI

Comments Off | 04-30-2013

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a new advisory on 11th December, 2012 relating to sale of new or existing proprietary food products. As per Section- 22 of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 (FSSA), “no person shall manufacture, distribute, sell or import any novel food, genetically modified articles of

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Plan Allocation of Rs.5,990 Crore During Xii Plan for Promoting Food Processing Industries

Comments Off | 04-26-2013

To implement various Schemes for promotion and development of Food Processing Sector, the Government has made a plan allocation of Rs. 5990 crore during the XII Plan.
The Government had launched a Centrally Sponsored Scheme – National Mission on Food Processing (NMFP) during 2012-13, the first year of the XII Five Year Plan. The major programmes/Schemes

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Rs. 14574.38 Lakh Provided to Food Processing Units in 2012-13

Comments Off | 03-19-2013

In order to assist the entrepreneurs and agro-processing industries, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MFPI) implemented the Scheme for Technology Upgradation/ Establishment/Modernization of Food Processing Industries during 11th Plan. The Scheme is specifically aimed at creation of new processing capacity and up-gradation of existing processing capabilities for various sectors like Milk, Fruit & Vegetables, Meat,

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