Govt launches scheme for food processing enterprises
Union Minister for Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal launched the PM Formalization of Micro Food Processing Enterprises (PM FME) scheme on Monday to be implemented over a period of five years from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with an outlay of Rs 10,000 crore. The scheme has been launched as a part of “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan” to generate total investment of Rs 35,000 crore and create 9 lakh skilled and semi-skilled employment.
“In times of crisis, this Local has fulfilled our demand, this Local has saved us. Local is not just the need, it is our responsibility also. Time has taught us that we must make the Local as a mantra of our life. The Global Brands you feel today were sometimes also very local like this. But when people started using them, started promoting them, branding them, proud of them, they became Global from Local Products. Therefore, from today every Indian has to become vocal for their local, not only to buy local products, but also to promote them proudly. I am confident that our country can do this,” the minster stated while shedding light on the role of local food processing units.