Chetan Singh Jauramajra reviewed the standing of implementation of FME Scheme

CHANDIGARH:In consonance with the goal of CM Bhagwant Mann relating to safeguarding the farmers and surroundings of the state, the Minister of Meals Processing Punjab Chetan Singh Jauramajra, took maiden assembly of the Division of Meals Processing and reviewed the standing of implementation of Centrally Sponsored Scheme ‘PM Formalization of Micro Meals Processing Enterprises (PM FME)’. Manjit Singh Brar, IAS, Director-cum-Secretary, Division of Meals Processing and Rajnish Tuli, Basic Supervisor attended the assembly.

The minister knowledgeable that the Division of Meals Processing is the Nodal Division overseeing implementation of PMFME Scheme for which Punjab Agro is the State Nodal Company. The goal and goal of the scheme is to reinforce competitiveness of micro enterprises and promote formalization of meals processing sector. The outlay for 2022-23 is Rs. 98 Cr., out of which over Rs. 68 Cr. has been booked.

Disclosing concerning the subsidy supplied by the federal government he stated the state has thus far sanctioned 789 proposals of particular person micro enterprises/farmers for up-gradation of present and establishing of recent meals processing models. The entire subsidy of Rs. 62 Cr. has been launched/ dedicated. The entire capital funding by these models shall be over Rs. 300 Cr. These models are processing Pickle, Murabba, Jaggery, fortified Rice, Bakery merchandise, Honey, Cattle Feed, packaged Mushroom and many others.. Punjab is the 2nd State after Maharashtra to have sanctioned that a lot quantity of subsidy to small meals processing enterprises. The micro enterprises of Bathinda, Barnala, Mansa and Sangrur districts have taken most good thing about the scheme. Underneath group class, subsidy has been sanctioned to three tasks belonging to a FPO from Mansa, a SHG from Bathinda and a Producer Co-operative from Hoshiarpur. Their whole subsidy is Rs.1.2 Cr. for capital funding of Rs. 3.43 Cr. 438 members of SHGs have been disbursed seed capital of Rs. 1.51 Cr. PAU Ludhiana has been sanctioned one widespread incubation heart being setup at Patiala by Krishi Vigyan Kendra for processing of fruits and different crops . Pre-construction actions have been accomplished and the venture has been estimated to value Rs. 4 Cr. 5 extra such proposals for incubation facilities for various merchandise for Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, Fazilka, Sangrur and Bathinda districts are underneath lively consideration of the Govt. of India. Over 600 beneficiaries have been imparted district degree coaching on enterprise and technical points of their tasks. Consciousness camps are organized at block/district degree on common foundation to coach farmers /enterprises to avail advantages of the scheme. Over 70 Useful resource Individuals have been engaged handy maintain enterprises to filling the applying and acquiring mortgage from banks.

The Minster directed that the Division ought to promote extra proposals for cold, carrot & tomato processing as the identical are grown in abundance in Punjab and these crops eat much less water.

Director-cum-Secretary Manjit Singh Brar thanked the contributors and guaranteed the minister to efficiently execute his imaginative and prescient to uplift the farmers.

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