Netherlands will collaborate with Madhya Pradesh in the development, expansion and scientific orientation of agriculture and horticulture sectors in the State.

Not to accept such crops from this month

Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries Sharad Pawar to take steps to delay the implementation of the Food Safety and Standards Act (FSSA) by three years.
A chamber delegation comprising senior president S. Rethinavelu, president N. Jegatheesan and other office-bearers met the Nationalist Congress Party leader in New Delhi on Monday and presented a memorandum containing various demands.

The Centre’s programme to bring about a green revolution in eastern India was allocated . 400.02 crore this year, down 8% from the previous year.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries have stated that they are concerned with formulation and implementation of the policies and plans for the food processing industry sector within the overall national priorities and objectives.

Union Agriculture and Food Processing Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday said the Centre must consult States on genetically modified (GM) food crops.

Horticulture & Food Processing Minister Kailash Vijayavargiya said that the new Bio Policy of the state will be announced within a month. While inaugurating the workshop on Medicinal Plants and Natural Products and Buyer-Seller Meet here today he assured that the recommendations of the Meet will be implemented. Organised by the Medicinal Plants Mission, Directorate of Horticulture and MPCON Ltd.

Union Food Processing Industries Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said on Tuesday that the National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) is being set up on 100 acres of land at Kundli in Sonepat, Haryana.

Gargi Parsai

NEW DELHI: The Food Processing Ministry will give priority to farmers, self-help groups and women for providing grant-in-aid in setting up food processing enterprises. It has also identified Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir for preferential treatment in financial support to set up food processing units.