The subsidy was accepted lately, and it might improve the power of meals processors which can be making an attempt to upscale their operations by way of capital infusion, expertise switch, expertise upgradation, and handholding assist.
To assist post-harvest operations, together with the institution of meals processing industries within the micro sector, Kolkata’s Food Processing Industries & Horticulture (FPI&H) division is offering a subsidy as much as the quantity of Rs. 10 lakhs.
The subsidy, which is able to improve the capability of meals processors working to upscale their operations by way of capital infusion, expertise switch, ability upgradation, and handholding assist, was lately accepted by the Cabinet below the management of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state FPI&H minister Subrata Saha introduced on the state Assembly.
Fish, meat, milk, poultry, bakery, cake-pastry, spices, rice mills, oil mills, pulses, greens, honey, mushrooms, and every other horticulture and processed food-related industries will all obtain assist. For the procurement of machines, the division will present a 40% subsidy, as much as a most of Rs 10 lakh.
Two completely different monetary authorities help applications will likely be provided. “The state authorities was below strain from the meals processing business to offer some kind of subsidy. Now that the identical has been launched, the sector will expertise a major improve,” stated Saha.
In response to a query from Trinamool Congress MLA Idris Ali in regards to the availability of flour for making bread, the minister said that whereas a particular form of wheat is required to make the flour that can be utilized to make bread, the Central authorities doesn’t give the state the mandatory assist to buy high-quality wheat from Punjab. “The situation can be solved quickly if the Center gives the necessary help in this area,” he continued.
In a earlier subsidy scheme, the state and the middle shared sources. But the scheme had been deserted for some time. The state’s scheme plans to enhance meals security and hygiene requirements to fulfill FSSAI requirements. Additionally, it’s going to allow established self-help organizations which can be concerned within the meals processing business to develop into SMEs.
The minister said his hope that companies will step ahead to determine infrastructure for tomato and watermelon preservation, that are considerable in Cooch Behar. However, a considerable amount of the crop is squandered attributable to an absence of preservation sources.
First revealed on: 19 Sep 2022, 05:23 IST
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