Ministry of Food Processing Industries

Ministry of Food Processing Industries

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) in India plays a pivotal role in fostering growth and development within the food processing sector. Established in 1988, its primary objective is to encourage increased processing of agricultural produce, minimize wastage, enhance shelf-life, and add value to agricultural commodities. By facilitating investments, promoting innovation, and ensuring quality standards, MoFPI plays a crucial role in harnessing India's agricultural potential and integrating it into the global food value chain.

The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has a clear goal of attaining these objectives by facilitating and acting as a catalyst to attract quality investments from within India and abroad into this sector with the aim of making food processing a national initiative. With this overall objective, the Ministry aims to:

  • Enhance farmer's income by better utilization and value addition of agricultural produce
  • Minimize wastage at all stages in the food processing chain by the development of infrastructure for storage, transportation and processing of agro-food produce;
  • Introduce of modern technology into the food processing industries from both domestic and external sources;
  • Encourage R&D in food processing for product and process development and improved packaging;
  • Provide policy support, and support for creation of Infrastructure, capacity expansion/ Upgradation and other supportive measures form the growth of this sectors;
  • Promote export of processed food products.

Budget 24-2025

For the fiscal year 2024-25, the Ministry has an estimated annual budget of Rs 3290 crore.

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