Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurated Food and Agri Week 2020

The focus of the Food and Agro Tech will be on the use and benefit of the technology in the field of food and agriculture sector.
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Updated: Oct 17, 2020 02:14:29 pm

Narendra Singh Tomar Inaugurated Food and Agri Week 2020

17 October 2020 Current Affairs:Union Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, the Food Processing Industries Minister on October 16, 2020, inaugurated the India-International Food &Agri Week virtually. The focus of the Food and Agro Tech will be on the use and benefit of the technology in the field of food and agriculture sector. India - International Food & Agri Week is being organized from 16th to October 22 2020. CII in association with the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Ministry of Fisheries & Animal Husbandry and Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, is organizing its first-ever Virtual CII Agro & Food Tech: India - International Food &Agri on CII HIVE – virtual platform with an intent to create a platform for the benefit of the stakeholders involved in the agriculture & allied sectors. 
 
Highlights
♦ As per Govt. data, Indian food processing sector is 32% of India's food market. 

♦ The focus of the Food & Agro Tech will be on the use and benefit of the technology in the field of food and agriculture sector to increase the income of the farmers.

♦ The focus of this sector is in the line of the goal set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to double the payment of the farmers by 2022.

♦ Proper marketing and the latest technology can lead to more significant development of the agriculture sector. 

♦ The GDP growth rate in Agriculture is 3.4%, and this sector has contributed hugely to India's economic growth even during Covid times. 

♦ MoFPI has started an awareness campaign named 'Anna Devo Bhava'to mark this occasion.

♦ The celebration aims in increasing awareness about the value of the food and also focus on reducing food wastage

♦ Under AatmaNirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, MoFPI has started PMFME (PM Formalisation of Micro food Enterprises) scheme with an outlay of Rs 20,000 crores. This scheme will support 2 lakh micro food processing units with credit-linked subsidy and would focus on supporting the SHGs, FPOs and cottage industry.

♦ The 14th edition of the Agro and Food Tech is an appropriate platform to showcase the products, services and technology available in the agriculture and related sectors. 

PM Kisan Sampada Scheme:       
MoFPI started PM KisanSampada Scheme (PMKSY) for modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlets. MFP scheme is an essential element of PMKSY whose objective is to link agricultural production to the market by bringing together the farmers, processors and retailers. As of now, 37 MFPs have been approved out of which 20 have begun operations. Ministry has expanded the Operation greens scheme from TOP to TOTAL. 
Under this scheme, Ministry will provide 50% subsidy for transportation of eligible crops from surplus production cluster to consumption centre for six months and Hiring of appropriate storage facilities for suitable crops (for a maximum period of 3 months)
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