FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Feb 11: All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) in association with North Eastern Regiol Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) is organizing a tiol Semir on "Emerging Opportunities in Food Processing and Foreign Direct Investment in Food Retail" and "Food Processing Investors' Meet" on February 16 and 17.
Giving a brief about the Semir, Dr S Jindal, President, All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) said, "The availability of variety of agricultural raw materials in Meghalaya and the announcement by the government to permit 100 percent in food retail has opened up new opportunities and scope for the entrepreneurs to set up food processing units.
Dr Jindal also said that investment in food processing sectors like projects based on exotic horticulture produce, aromatic/medicil plants & culiry herbs, tea, cashew & mushroom besides Farming and further processing of pig, poultry & fresh water fish and Production of ethnic food delicacies produced from turally organic horticulture produce of Meghalaya to meet the existing huge demand in country including export.
The topics to be deliberated which have been proposed to be deliberated during the semir are 100 percent FDI in marketing of food products produced and manufactured in India will open FPI projects based on turally endowed organic, exotic horticulture produce of Meghalaya. Establishing technically feasible and economically viable Cold Chain for export of flowers and fruits produced in Meghalaya and adjoining states.
Potential based on processing and retail packaging of tea, cashew, and mushroom produced in Meghalaya and the adjoining states.