Govt launches scheme to cut down waste of veggies, fruits

Written by Press Trust of India | Updated: Jul 23 2014, 06:39am hrs
The government has launched a scheme for technology upgradation and establishment and modernisation of food processing industries to minimise wastage of fruits and vegetables. Food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said the National Mission of Food Processing will be implemented during the 12th Plan period to set up processing centres, collection centres besides upgrading technology, establishment and modernisation of such industries. "The schemes are implemented by the states and they have full power to receive sanction and release funds to applicants," she told the Lok Sabha.