New Delhi: The central government has approved a grant of Rs 107.42 crore for the implementation of 28 food processing projects in 10 states. Giving information about this on Saturday, the government said that about 10 thousand people are expected to get employment from these projects.
An official statement said that the decision was taken in a virtual meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Approval Committee headed by Food Processing Industries Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. Minister of State Rameshwar Teli was also present in the meeting. The committee approved a grant of Rs 107.42 crore to help these projects costing Rs 320.33 crore. Of this, a grant of Rs 20.35 crore is for six projects costing Rs 48.87 crore in the North Eastern states.
These projects are in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Assam and Manipur. Their combined processing capacity will be 1,237 tonnes. About 10 thousand people will get employment opportunities from them.