Haryana Government has notified the ‘Haryana Agri-Business and Food Processing Policy 2018’ which is available at industries website https://haryanaindustries.gov.in/.
While stating this here today, Industries Minister, Mr. Vipul Goel said that the policy endeavors to give the required impetus to the Food processing industry in the state and make Haryana a final destination of choice for investments in 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.
Mr. Goel said that this policy lays equal emphasis on providing skilled manpower, robust infrastructure and conducive business climate for all round development of sector. New drivers of growth such as market fee exemption, development of Mini Food Parks, cold chain and value added infrastructure, encouragement to Farmer Producer Organizations, support to Agri and food cooperatives, promotion of start-ups in agri-business space have been given due emphasis in the policy.
He said that the policy aims to attract an investment to the tune of Rs 3,500 crore and generate 20,000 new jobs in the sector. One of the primary goals of policy is to increase the level of processing in perishables such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, and fishery by 10 per cent in the next five years.
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 policy is also promoting setting up of Mini Food Parks to further augment the infrastructure measures in backward regions, he added.