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Harsimrat announces establishment of IIFPT centre at Bathinda

Chandigarh, Feb 24 (UNI) Union Food Processing and Technology Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday announced the establishment of a business incubation training centre of the Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) in Bathinda and also invited farmers to participate in a training camp on February 27 at the centre, to avail of food processing industry schemes.
In a statement here, the Union Minister said the one-day workshop on February 27 would provide a unique opportunity to progressive farmers, who want to avail loans to start their own businesses, be it fish farming, bee keeping or even dairies. The Minister said the focus of the workshop was not only on providing loans to farmers with built-in subsidy, but also on training them to make their new endeavours a success.

Ms Badal said the ryots would not only be provided knowledge about how to market their produce after adding value to it, but also meet firms and companies, who would assist them in marketing their goods.
''We want to provide a complete package to farmers and will try to ensure they have tie-ups with companies who will take their goods to end users. Those wishing to retail their goods themselves will also be given training for the same,'' he added.

Urging the peasants to take advantage of this scheme, the Union Minister said as much as Rs 6,000 crore was slated to be distributed to the farmers and farm entrepreneurs by her ministry in the next two years.
''I am making efforts to ensure farmers of Punjab are able to take maximum advantage of this scheme,'' she added.
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Raghubar leaves for New Delhi: Guv expected too

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Workshop on well being based on UK’s wellness model held

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Shivpuri mishap: 45 rescued from Sultan Garh Waterfalls, 12 swept away

16 Aug 2018 | 5:27 PM

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Ignored by administration, parts of NH 208 mended by local youths

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