Govt notifies agri-business food processing policy

CHANDIGARH: The state government on Wednesday notified the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018.
State industries minister Vipul Goel said the policy endeavoured to give the required impetus to the food processing industry and make Haryana a final destination of choice for investments in the food processing sector.

Further by establishing efficient forward and backward linkages, it aims to create greater employment opportunities across the entire food value chain, thus promoting agriculture and rural prosperity, he added.

“The policy aims to attract an investment to the tune of Rs 3,500 crore and generate 20,000 jobs in the sector. One of the primary goals of the policy is to increase the level of processing in perishables such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, and fishery by 10% in the next five years,” said Goel.

The policy provides various fiscal incentives to individual units in Haryana, infrastructure augmentation measures across the value chain, regulatory simplification for the food processing industry and skill development initiatives, the minister added.

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