Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Wednesday assured the industry that the government would do all possible to promote the food processing sector and further incentivize it so that the farmers produce and manufacturer’s hard work is equally rewarded.
Inaugurating the 4th International Conference & Exhibition – India Farm 2 Fork 2016 under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, the Minister said that the last in the 70 years ever since India attain freedom nothing much was done for food processing sector.
“It is with Modi Ji becoming the Prime Minister that the food processing sector felt to priority sector as it is he who referred to this sector as Prime Minister of India in his address to the Nation from the rampart of Red Fort”, said Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.
“It was our government that reduced significantly the taxation particularly its excise part on food processing industries from 10% to 6% and in future the government would take more initiative so that this sector becomes vibrant and put on global map”, she added.
The Minister concluded her inaugural address hoping that industry and farmers would build a partnership that is long lasting for the growth of food processing sector and reducing substantially the wastages on to it.