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India aims to Scale up Food Processing Sector by Tenfold in Next Five Years

A quantum jump in the size and growth of food processing sector is needed which would be in sync with Prime Minister Modi’s vision of doubling farmer’s income and creating a New India by 2022, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. For this, the aim should be to propel the sector by more than ten times in the next five years. He was addressing the Conference on Innovative Financing at the World Food India (WFI) being organized by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as National Event Partner in New Delhi.

Illustration Photo: Worker canning sweet corn at Pratibha Foods Processing Unit in Sonipat District, Haryana, India (credits: Katrin Park / International Food Policy Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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