The Centre will provide all support required for accelerated growth of the food processing industry in Uttar Pradesh, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said.
According to a PTI report: A wide array of fiscal incentives was being offered in the food processing sector. Remunerative prices for farmers have become an imperative for sustainable growth of the country, she said.
The assurance was given by the minister at the National Cold Chain Summit 2016 organised by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) and Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
Jyoti said the Summit would certainly open up many opportunities for growth in the food processing sector in Uttar Pradesh.
The day long summit aimed at fostering active promotion of the cold chain market and services in Uttar Pradesh and gave an opportunity to understand the scope of business opportunities for cold storage, cold transport and cold supply chain within the state.
A Research Paper on Cold Chain Market and Services in Uttar Pradesh was also released at the inaugural session where UP Minister for Horticulture and Food Processing Mool Chand Chauhan was also present.
“The summit provided a great platform to discuss the issues, bottlenecks and required strategies for promoting faster growth of the food processing industry. Uttar Pradesh is an ideal place to catapult the success story of the food processing industry because of its natural resource base and demographic advantages,” Chauhan was quoted by PTI as saying.
Two-thirds of the state’s population depended on agriculture and allied sectors for livelihood, he said.