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FOOD PROCESSING

Patel inaugurates Food Processing Unit of M/s Sahara Frozen Foods in Morena
Wednesday, 15 September, 2021, 08 : 00 AM [IST]
Our Bureau, Mumbai
To commemorate 75 years of India's independence, Government of India celebrated 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.' As a part of the celebration, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is celebrated Food Processing Week from September 6 to 12, 2021, under which the ministry organised various programmes.

The Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Prahlad Singh Patel, inaugurated the Food Processing Unit of M/s Sahara Frozen Foods established in Morena, Madhya Pradesh, under the Cold Chain scheme of Central sector scheme - Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana.

Speaking on the occasion, Patel said that this processing unit will benefit everyone at the local level. He also mentioned that the ministry always prioritises local farmers and the regional crops and is working religiously with full potential to develop India's food processing sector.

The unit has been set up at a project cost of Rs 21.09 crore and a grant in aid of Rs 10 crore from the ministry. The unit will also provide direct and indirect employment to about 700 persons and benefit about 1,000 farmers in the CPC and PPC catchment areas.

The facilities of this unit include IQF Pre-Processing Line for F&V – 4 MT/Hr, Deep Freezer/Frozen Store – 4000 MT, Modern Racking System (Stacking)-4000 MT and High Reach Material Handling 2 Units. The unit provides excellent state-of-the-art facilities such as packing machines, water treatment plants, water storage tanks, subsystems, fittings. This processing unit mainly produces frozen peas, mango pieces, frozen cabbage.

As part of the Food Processing Week, the success story of the beneficiary of the PM FME scheme, Mohit Kishor Khedikar of Madhur Bakery, was published on the Ministry's social media platforms in the 'Atmanirbhar Enterprises' series. A webinar on Business Opportunities in Bakery and Confectionery under 'One District One Product' was also organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries and Department of Industries, UT CHD at Chandigarh.

In addition, Rs 5.41 crore as Seed Capital has been transferred to Community Based Organisations for 1498 SHG members in Maharashtra, under the PM FME Scheme.
 
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