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Expecting some big investment in food processing sector by January 2018: Mollah

Expecting some big investment in food processing sector by January 2018: Mollah

Kolkata, Dec 15 (UNI) West Bengal Minister-in-charge of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Rezzak Mollah today said the state is expecting some big investment in food processing sector by January 2018.

" We are expecting some big investment in food processing sector on January 2018," Mr Mollah said.

All India Food Processors' Association (AIFPA) in support with Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) held their 73rd annual conference here followed by a national seminar on development of food processing industries in Eastern India.

In presence of Mr Mollah some key persons from food processing industries expressed their views on 'Vision 2025'.

“Recently ITC have invested 1500 crore rupees in Punjab's Kapurthala food park. For Bengal there is no emergency planning of food park to be made as we already have two food parks in Malda and Murshidabad respectively, Mr Rezzak added.

The conference gave a clear scenario of cutting edge technologies to revolutionise the food processing industry in the coming decade. It also assured to promote north-east as the foremost source of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.

'Vision 2025' is eyeing eastern region as one of the major resource of food processing industry.

State Secretary of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Nandini Chakravorty and Secretary of MOFPI and J P.Meena were also present in the seminar.

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