Minister-in-charge of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture of West Bengal, Rezzak Mollah said the state is expects some big investment in food processing sector by January 2018. All India Food Processors’ Association (AIFPA) in support with Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) held their 73rd annual conference followed by a national seminar on development of food processing industries in Eastern India. In presence of Mollah some key persons from food processing industries expressed their views on ‘Vision 2025’. State Secretary of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture Nandini Chakravorty and Secretary of MOFPI and J P.Meena also attended this event.
Rezzak said “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.”
The symposium 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.