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Food processing projects worth Rs 416 Cr inaugurated last week: Centre

New Delhi, Sept 14: The Centre has said that 21 food processing projects worth Rs 416.59 crore that would provide direct and indirect employments to 7,500 people were inaugurated during the last week.

The projects, which will benefit about 32,000 farmers in core processing and primary processing centres, will ensure value addition, longer shelf life for farm produce, better price realization for farmers, better storage facility and an alternate market for farmers in the region, said a government statement.

The projects were inaugurated by Minister for Food Processing Industries Pashupati Kumar Paras and Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel between September 6 and 12 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The Ministry had launched the PM formalisation of Micro Food Processing Enterprises Scheme during the pandemic under the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative with a seed capital of Rs 13.41 crore, released to 4709 SHGs during the past week.

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