16 Jan 2020
NABI inks pact with IIFPT
National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali signed Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT) in the presence of Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Ms. Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Mr. Ashok Kumar.
On this occasion Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Ms. Badal said that it is the need of the hour to adopt scientific technology to compete at global level. She urged farmers and entrepreneurs to take benefits from the Gram Samridhi Yojana under which Ministry of Food Processing Industries has got Rs 3000 crores for upgradation of technology.
She said that everyone should work in collaboration with each other to increase the income of small farmers and such kind of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will open new opportunities for the benefit of farmers as there is great potential in the Food Processing Industries. She urged the farmers to diversify their crops to enhance their income.
Ms. Harsimrat Kaur Badal also honoured the successful entrepreneurs who established the business with the technical support of IIFPT-Liaison Office, Bathinda. Joint Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Mr. Ashok Kumar appealed the entrepreneurs to take benefit of the Research and Development initiatives and schemes of the Central Government.