July 16, 2018
The West Bengal government has not shown any interest in availing centrally-sponsored schemes of subsidy unlike other states like Maharashtra,” according to Union minister of food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
The Centre had allotted 4-5 clusters for food processing and several schemes for backward and forward linkages for the benefit of the farmers, but the minister alleged that West Bengal is not showing interest.
Badal also blamed the state government for not intervening to solve issues face by mega Food Park at Jangipur in Murshidabad district in West Bengal.
The food processing industry is keen on setting up a cold storage grid across the country and has already held talks with the railways in this regard.