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Committed to boost food processing industry, says Minister Rameswar Teli

Union Minister of State for Ministry of Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli participated in the 4th edition of Emerging North East event held in Guwahati on Friday as a chief-guest.

Rameswar Teli

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Feb 2021 4:13 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Union Minister of State for Ministry of Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli participated in the 4th edition of Emerging North East event held in Guwahati on Friday as a chief-guest. The event is being organized in partnership with Government of Assam and ASSOCHAM. The three-day long event, from February 19-21, will have business conferences, and exhibitions to provide a platform for various stakeholders to network and encourage awareness of the industry, stated a release.

Speaking at the event, Rameswar Teli said that the Central government was fully committed to the growth of food processing industry in the country. He added that currently, food processing industry engages around 1.93 million people in nearly 40,000 registered units with a fixed capital of $32.75 billion and aggregate output of around $160 billion.

The Minister noted that despite the pandemic, last year the Government approved 134 food processing projects across various States, including 21 agro-processing clusters, 47 cold chains and 43 food processing units.

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