To showcase farm and livestock produce.
The Food Processing Ministry of India (MOFPI) is planning to prepare a national food map to showcase agriculture and livestock produce for suitable interventions in vulnerable areas. A ‘Brand India’ will be launched for exports in the food processing sector and state-specific brands will be developed for the domestic market.
Speaking on the same, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Minister for Food Processing, said, “The national food map will also identify states with food processing potential and areas for better strategising.”
The government will also install food processing growth engines at the farm level to prevent wastage and boost agriculture. The north-east region would be developed into organic food processing zones and there would be special food processing zones in the country.