Minister met industry stakeholders to discuss policies for integration.
Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today met the representatives of industry and discussed about the integration of food chains with small food processing units.
Badal met the representatives of Assocham, Nestle and Bharti Enterprises to discuss about up-scaling the present schemes of cold chain, value addition and preservation infrastructure and mega food parks.
The Minister discussed new tax proposals and forward and backward integration of food chains with small processing units, according to an official statement.
"Badal discussed the status of investment in food processing industry as a means to achieve the target of employment generation and providing international quality processed foods to Indian consumers at large," the statement added.
The Minister also informed them about launching a new scheme for processing and preservation of perishable produce.
She also assured the industry that proposals will be taken up at appropriate levels for training and business incubation.
Badal added that she is aiming to increase the capacity of cold chain projects, mega food parks and units for processing and preservation of perishable produce.