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Govt committed to make Punjab food processing hub of India: Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak

Updated: Mar 29, 2023 05:43:01pm

Govt committed to make Punjab food processing hub of India: Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak

Jalandhar, Mar 29 (KNN) The Punjab government is committed to make the state a food processing hub of the country and for this the two major food processing projects would soon come up in the state, said Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak.

Addressing a conference on opportunities for SC and ST entrepreneurs in food processing industry’ organised by Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kataruchak said the two food processing projects include a litchi processing project in Pathankot and kinnow processing unit in Hoshiarpur district.


The minister said the Punjab CM had already announced to set up dedicated rural industrial hubs across the state to boost industrial development.

“These hubs would be equipped with requisite infrastructure to facilitate industrialists in setting up their units,” he said.

Kataruchak assured complete support and cooperation to the startups, entrepreneurs and industrialists opting for setting up their food processing units in Punjab.

Lauding DICCI for organising the conference, he said, “This event would act as a catalyst to inform and educate the entrepreneurs about the various schemes of the government meant to promote industrial growth of the state.”

During the course of the event, officials from SIBDI, NSIC, PAIC, Punjab Agri Export Corporation, Punjab Gramin Bank, Central Institute of Hand Tools and Lead Bank, besides others provided an insight into the schemes, and financial assistance being provided by the government to entrepreneurs.  (KNN Bureau)


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