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Food Processing Industries

Mr. Siraj Hussain

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Past Secretaries:

Mr. Rajesh Kacker



To make India, a global leader in Food Processing and export of safe, hygienic, nutritious and quality processed food items.


To achieve higher level of processing, value addition and increasing India's share in global trade through decentralization and greater involvement of the state governments promotional policy support, financial assistance, fiscal incentives and creation of state-of-the-art infrastructure.

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The Ministry of Food Processing Industries, set up in July 1988, is the main central agency of the Government responsible for developing a strong and vibrant food processing sector; with a view to create increased job opportunities in rural areas, enable the farmers to reap benefit from modern technology, create surplus for exports and stimulating demand for processed food

The subjects looked after by Ministry are:-

  • Fruits and vegetable processing industry
  • Food grain milling industry
  • Dairy products
  • Processing of poultry and eggs, meat and meat products
  • Fish processing
  • Bread, oilseeds, meals (edible), breakfast foods, biscuits, confectionery (including cocoa processing and chocolate), malt extract, protein isolate, high protein food, weaning food and extrude/other ready to eat food products.
  • Beer, including non-alcoholic beer
  • Alcoholic drinks from non-molasses base
  • Aerated waters / soft drinks and other processed foods
  • Specialized packaging for food processing industries
  • Technical assistance and advice to food processing industry 
  • Enhancing Processing level and reduction in wastages
  • Institutional Strengthening
  • Value Addition
  • Food Safety & Quality assurance
  • Launching of NMFP
  • R&D; in food processing
Outcome/ Impact of department/ ministry Jointly responsible for influencing this outcome / impact with the following department (s) / ministry(ies) Success Indicator Unit FY 11/12 FY 12/13 FY 13/14 FY 14/15 FY 15/16
Improved infrastructure for post harvest management DAC, MSME, APEDA Cold chain capacity creation MT   40840 43000 45000 47000
- - Supprt to food processing units Number 1157 1227 1000 900 700
- - Number of FPIs setup in Mega Food Park  Number 5 10 18 20 25
Better quality of available meat and meat products DAH&D Total number of modern abattoirs to be set up Number     3 3 3
Improved R&D in Food Processing SERB Patent R&D projects filed Number     2 2 4
Effective Management of Supply Chain DAC Logistic Infrastructure (Reefer Vehicles) Number   39 50 55 60



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